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Swan Creek Mountain Bike Park
Trail Guide

Located just across I-5 from downtown Tacoma, Swan Creek mountain bike park has a handful of fun cross country loops, and some bigger freeride lines, too. These lines are reminiscent of a slightly smaller version of Issaquah’s Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park. The trail system at Swan Creek is relatively new, with lots of help from Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance constantly bringing new trails to the park, and keeping the existing lines in great shape. The recent construction also means that the trails have been built with year-round riding in mind, with most trails begin good to go quickly after rainfall.
 Total  Trails 25 Difficulty Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
 Total Distance 3 miles Style XC, Freeride
Swan Creek Mountain Bike Park

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Hustle & Flow
Beginner | 1.8 Miles | 523' Climb | 523' Descent

Hustle & Flow is the main cross country loop at Swan Creek. This is the longest trail at the park, with many more options for shorter loops to be added on. Hustle & Flow is mostly smooth with rollers and berms. The trail is great for beginners and kids, and there are also some more difficult options and lines along the way for more advanced riders. It rides well in both directions.

Breaking Bad
Intermediate| .31 Miles | 97' Climb | 103' Descent

Predator is an expert rated downhill only mountain bike trail. Nearly all downhill, Predator is fast and flowy with lots of fun drops, berms, and some technical sections. There are rolling jumps and doubles scattered throughout. Bottom line, Predator is super fun and well worth the climb. While it is downhill only, you won't see a lot of downhill bikes on the Predator trail because of the climb required to get to it. All-mountain bikes with around 150mm of travel do the job just fine.

Intermediate | .15 Miles | 86' Descent

Breaking Bad is one of several cross country style mountain bike trails at Swan Creek. It starts and ends on Hustle & Flow.

Light Rail
Intermediate | .16 Miles | 118' Climb | 107' Descent

Feedback is a short one-way trail that cuts a corner of Hustle & Flow. It is fast and fun with a couple of big bermed corners.

Murphy's Law
Intermediate | .62 Miles | 118' Climb | 107' Descent

Light Rail is another intermediate cross country loop that branches off of Hustle & Flow. The trail can be ridden in either direction, with a more mellow climb and steep descent when it’s ridden counter-clockwise.

Freeride Jump Lines

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Ground Control

Ground control is a longer and super flowy advanced freeride line. The top is filled with berms, rollers and small jumps. Again, there are no mandatory gaps. This is one of the most fun trails at Swan Creek, it’s fast and smooth. Ground Control can be looped off of Hustle & Flow, too.


TNT is the largest freeride line at Swan Creek and rated for expert riders. The jumps have much more pop and all have mandatory gaps. The jumps are smaller comparable in size to the Gravy Train trail at Duthie Hill.

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How to Get to Swan Creek: Parking & Directions

The main access point and parking areas for the bike trails at Swan Creek Park is located off of E 56th St. on the south end of the park. From I-5 take the Portland Ave. exit and take the road south for about two miles. Do not leave any valuables in the car at this trailhead, theft does occur. From Downtown Tacoma, the drive is about 10 minutes.
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Typical Weather & Riding Conditions

Swan Creek is a very well built mountain bike park with great drainage. This makes it a nice place to ride all year long. The trails may need a bit of time to dry out after big rain events, but in general, it’s good to go.

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