3.6 miles
Distance
585 ft
Climb
-1,966 ft
Descent
01:00:36
Avg time

1513 Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Late June - Oct (depending on snow and blow-down)
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Trail 1513 is a ridgeline descent in the Rattlesnake backcountry that's got it all. Steeps, exposure, rocky sections, creek crossings, and tight switchbacks on singletrack that climbs then descends through lodgepole forest.

To access this trail, look for a vague cut-off trail with a cairn heading north as you approach Sheep Mountain from the south. This trail sees only occasional use due to deadfall but when cleared, it is a slightly shorter route to the East Fork of Rattlesnake Creek #514 than riding over the summit of Sheep Mountain. The trail follows the prominent ridge to the north of Sheep Mountain before joining the East Fork Trail. Check in with the Forest Service or the local trail group (MTB Missoula) for information on the condition of this trail.

Access Info

Drive north out of Missoula on Van Buren into the Rattlesnake valley and follow signs to the main recreation trailhead. From there, ride up Woods Gulch to the start of trail 513.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 1513 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,381 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.1 miles
  • Altitude max
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.1 miles
  • Grade
    -7.233%
  • Grade max
    -40.291%
  • Grade min
    33.354%
  • Distance climb
    1.1 miles
  • Distance down
    2.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    506 ft
  • Avg time
    01:00:36
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