Trail:Poo Poo Point
From Evergreen Trail Guide
|This ride is entirely on a logging road.|
This is a great 15 mile round trip training ride and one of the few rides open year round at Tiger Mountain. Going up or down with very little flat riding, a round trip will give you a vertical gain of 2,600 feet. If you want to be in shape for summer epics this is a great place to start. In either direction you have to climb, climb, climb but there is still enough downhill stretches to give your legs a chance to recuperate before the next grunt up. It is gated all the way so other than a few paragliders driving to the launch point, you will be free of all other traffic.
How to find it
- Take I-90 East to Highway 18
- South on Highway 18
- Continue to East Tiger Summit on your right
There are two main parking areas. The lower area is just off of Highway 18. The upper area is gated and closes after hours. This area also includes bathroom facilities. The road to the upper area travels travels west just above the lower parking lot.
DNR asks you to park at the upper parking lot if possible and help us keep the area clean. The lower lot is maintained by WashDOT and is getting nasty with litter, human waste in the woods and general nastiness.
From the Hwy 18 parking lot turn left - you will stay on this road for 7.5 miles.
This trail (road) drains well - it might be wet but never muddy. Sometimes you will hit snow in the winter, but lots of times it's snow free.
Road has been repaired - gate has been reopened. Jackd49 11:44, 26 October 2007 (PDT)
04/01/2007 the road is wide open. There is a washout at 15 Mile Creek but this only affects cars/trucks. There is a closed gate around a blind corner 100 yards before the creek.
From the Route 18 parking lot, turn left past the gate and ride up the road. After passing another gate, the road does some ups and downs and as you turn a big corner you will begin a longish downhill. After 1.8 miles see the entrance/exit to the Iverson Trail but keep going up the road. After another minor climb the road flattens before beginning a LONG 3 mile descent down to 15 Mile Creek. When you cross the creek you will be 5 miles into the climb.
Now the REAL climbing begins. The next 2 miles are pretty relentless. When the road finally flattens continue until the road Y's and take the right fork - pedal a few stokes up and you will be at the PooPoo Point launch site for paragliders.
Return the way you came. 15 miles round trip.
Local Points of Interest
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When the trails are open, lots of people start with this ride, on the way back take the Iverson Trail to the Crossover Trail, then do the Preston RR grade-NW Timber trail back to the parking lot. A poor man's triple crown that will leave your legs burning (27 miles RT and accumulated altitude gain of 4,400 feet).
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