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Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of 11 hours

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      214
      Trails Mountain Bike
      178
      Trails E-Bike
      29
      Trails Hike
      153
      Trails Trail Running
      152
      Trails Horse
      44
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      9
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      3
      Trails Snowshoe
      14
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      3
      Trails Nordic Ski
      12
      Total Distance
      565 miles
      Total Descent
      118,282 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,601 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      11,134 ft
      Reports
      485
      Photos
      301
      Ridden Counter
      8,889
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Big Sky Mountain Bike

      trail: Elbow
      169 |
      Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:35am
      Aug 28, 2016
      trail: Snake Charmer
      163 |
      Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:52am
      Aug 28, 2016
      180 |
      Aug 22, 2016 @ 2:30pm
      Aug 22, 2016
      trail: Snake Charmer
      94 |
      Aug 10, 2016 @ 9:04am
      Aug 10, 2016
      370 |
      Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:52pm
      Aug 28, 2015
      trail: Elbow
      126 |
      Aug 8, 2015 @ 8:07am
      Aug 8, 2015
      144 |
      Dec 23, 2011 @ 9:44pm
      Dec 23, 2011
      132 |
      Aug 17, 2011 @ 2:28pm
      Aug 17, 2011

      Videos of Big Sky Mountain Bike

      Mountain to Meadow Crash
      0:16 | 43 | Oct 9, 2020
      big sky happy hooves
      8:40 | 40 | Sep 16, 2020
      Kaylie’s Friday Fail
      trail: Joker Lips
      0:29 | 103 | Aug 10, 2020
      big sky gambler to elbow to ninja marmot
      trail: Elbow
      12:08 | 112 | Aug 11, 2019
      Big Sky gambler to elbow to ninja marmot
      trail: Elbow
      10:22 | 69 | Jul 22, 2019
      Ninja marmot with unicon mount test
      1:46 | 105 | Sep 3, 2018
      Big Sky Revenge
      trail: Revenge
      5:26 | 320 | Aug 30, 2018
      Big Sky Ninja Marmot
      1:49 | 253 | Aug 27, 2018

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      First Yellow Mule
      May 16, 2021 @ 7:58pm
      11 hours
      Prevalent MudmasonskisMud and snow right off the bat from Ousel...
      Michener Creek
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 12:47pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      Prevalent Mudadambscomt BSCO The trail surface is prone to significant...
      Hummocks West
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 12:46pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      Prevalent Mudadambscomt BSCO The trail surface is prone to significant...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Gallatin River
      May 16, 2021 @ 7:55pm
      11 hours
      DrymasonskisOpen for business
      Lemon's Knob
      May 16, 2021 @ 4:09pm
      15 hours
      VariablemasonskisThe Twin Cabin side of things is dry
      alternate
      May 16, 2021 @ 4:09pm
      15 hours
      DrymasonskisGood to go
      Twin Cabin
      May 16, 2021 @ 4:09pm
      15 hours
      DrymasonskisMostly dry
      Little Willow Way
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 12:50pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      Variableadambscomt BSCO
      Spruce Cone Trail
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 12:49pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      Wetadambscomt BSCO
      Ousel Falls
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 12:48pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      Variableadambscomt BSCO
      Upland
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 12:42pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      Prevalent Mudadambscomt BSCO The trail surface is prone to significant...
      South Fork Loop
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 12:13pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      Freeze/thaw CycleSeanAJ296
      Black Diamond
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 11:50am
      Apr 23, 2021
      VariableSeanAJ296

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1054463masonskisaddreportFirst Yellow Mule
      May 16, 2021 @ 7:58pm
      11 hours
      user #1054463masonskisaddreportGallatin River
      May 16, 2021 @ 7:55pm
      11 hours
      user #1054463masonskisaddreportLemon's Knob and 2 more
      May 16, 2021 @ 7:53pm
      11 hours
      user #1459328ChefpaulgriddentrailMountain to Meadow
      May 12, 2021 @ 7:38pm
      May 12, 2021
      user #2695933EriccO9gQOwishlisttrailPorcupine Creek
      May 8, 2021 @ 8:54am
      May 8, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2662322SeanAJ296trailHummocks WestTrail is wet 4/23/21
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 11:34am
      Apr 23, 2021
      user #1136507gregb406trailMoose-Swan ConnectorThis route isn't a trail. It is Forest Road 479.
      Dec 22, 2020 @ 2:01pm
      Dec 22, 2020
      user #1215833backinmysaddletrailScherminatorLoose in spots but an awesome steep old school...
      Sep 1, 2020 @ 3:56pm
      Sep 1, 2020
      user #1054463masonskistrailSlide CreekThe overlords removed the word “blood”...
      Aug 30, 2020 @ 8:59pm
      Aug 30, 2020
      user #1598140Mitch2320trailMain WapitiI would agree. There is definitely quite a bit...
      Aug 30, 2020 @ 8:51pm
      Aug 30, 2020

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

      nametypecityrating
      Big Sky Resortbike parkBig Sky
      Big Sky Community Park Pumptrackskill parkBig Sky

      Local Trail Supporters

      • National Recreation Trail
      • Big Sky Trail Crew

      Pinkbike Articles

      May 28, 2020
      [Updated] Mountain Biker Attacked by Grizzly Bear Near Big Sky, Montana [Updated] Mountain Biker Attacked by Grizzly Bear Near Big Sky, Montana
      The man in his 60s was critically injured but is in stable condition.
      Nov 21, 2017
      Montana Treasures: Whitefish with Pete Costain - Video Montana Treasures: Whitefish with Pete Costain - Video
      In this episode of Montana Treasures, we meet Pete Costain, trail builder and owner of Terraflow Trails, Pete and his team are contributing to the...
      Nov 1, 2017
      Freehub Magazine &amp; Trailforks Raise Over $4k for Montana Trails Freehub Magazine & Trailforks Raise Over $4k for Montana Trails
      Freehub teamed up with Trailforks to raise money for the trails in Montana and raised $4418 for trails organizations in Montana.
      Oct 24, 2017
      Montana Treasures: Helena with Lanie White - Video Montana Treasures: Helena with Lanie White - Video
      Montana Treasures is a series about a few of the many people who embody the state’s greater mountain bike scene through their actions and...
      Oct 11, 2017
      Montana Treasures: Big Sky with Local Bike Shop Own, Tom - Video Montana Treasures: Big Sky with Local Bike Shop Own, Tom - Video
      Tom Owen has owned Gallatin Alpine Sports in Big Sky for 31 years and shares what's important to him and why Big Sky is a good place to be a...

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike178385 miles89,459 ft174 miles3,783 ft
      #445#236301483254,910
      E-Bike29111 miles14,580 ft35 miles3,409 ft
      #1,642#310332212
      Hike153485 miles85,991 ft183 miles6,601 ft
      #1,509#7594521500
      Trail Running152484 miles84,026 ft182 miles6,073 ft
      #1,514#7594521123
      Horse44198 miles29,554 ft63 miles5,322 ft
      #207#144146
      Dirtbike/Moto921 miles4,131 ft7 miles2,920 ft
      #52#401487
      ATV/ORV/OHV312 miles1,775 ft4 miles1,788 ft
      #811441
      Snowshoe148 miles968 ft3 miles1,965 ft
      196
      Backcountry Ski33 miles433 ft4,974 ft1,814 ft
      465
      Nordic Ski125 miles679 ft2 miles1,965 ft
      15266
      • By jordi-viladas & contributors
      • Admins: BSCO, SWMMBA-BS, SWMMBA
      • #5519 - 10,599 views

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