6.5 miles
428 ft
-3,767 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    July - October
  • Global Ranking

The classic Missoula ride. Drop off the back of Sheep mountain for one of the best descents around. The top is steep and rocky with some tricky switchbacks. Next is some flowy roots through the woods. After a little more climbing you hit the "enchanted forest" with some fun side-hilling on dirt that stays tacky all year round.

Access Info

Access from the top of sheep mountain. A long climb from either Woods Gulch or Lincoln Hills.

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More Stats for Sheep Mountain Descent mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,339 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,308 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude end
    4,308 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,893 ft
  • Distance down
    4.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,974 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 4.65 (7 votes)

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