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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      This 4,900-acre recreation area includes 41 miles of system trails and is a popular spot for locals and visitors because of its proximity to the city of Missoula and the views of the Missoula valley, and the Sapphire and Rattlesnake mountains. Blue Mountain Recreation Area East Zone is a day use area only; the area is closed 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The lower trails near the parking areas are very popular for hikers and dog walkers, so please keeps speeds low on these trails and always yield to other users.

      Rides typically start from the main lower parking lot trailhead located at the corner of Blue Mountain Rd and Forest Hills Dr. Riders generally head up on the main Corridor Trail 3.04 or Out and Back 3.08 and aim for either Rocky Top or the Moto Trailhead. From either of these high points, a rider has several choices to descend for an after-work quickie, or one can head up higher to the top of the Hayes Creek descent (bonus points for doing the Summit Loop Trail). From here, its a fast flow fest back down on the Hayes Creek Trail and out Why Not (or double bonus for climbing back out Moto Line and dropping the front side (GI Joe/Carcass or Rocky Top/Out and Back)

      If you're feeling exploratory and/or hankering for some rocks after riding the Rattlesnake Smile , moto trails like J's Trail, Orchard, Rocks & Roots and Deadmans Point Loop will scratch that itch.

      The crown jewel (in the eyes of the right beholder) of the Blue Mountain system is a giant loop to the top of Blue Mountain (see Trailforks route). From the lookout tower at the top, a super rowdy and loose 3,000 ft descent will take you all the way back down to the main trailhead. See the route entitled Deadmans Ridge - Big Loop.
      source: Lolo NF
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Fort Fizzle google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 6
      • 14
      • 23
      • 9

      Region Status
      Open as of 3 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      68
      Trails Mountain Bike
      57
      Trails E-Bike
      16
      Trails Hike
      72
      Trails Trail Running
      72
      Trails Horse
      43
      Trails Dirtbike
      10
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      5
      Trails Snowshoe
      48
      Trails Nordic Ski
      38
      Total Distance
      113 miles
      Total Descent
      25,220 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,138 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,251 ft
      Reports
      535
      Photos
      206
      Ridden Counter
      4,552

      Photos of Blue Mountain Mountain Bike

      10 |
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 8:28pm
      Jul 20, 2020
      8 |
      Jul 17, 2020 @ 4:16pm
      Jul 17, 2020
      trail: Mill Creek
      21 |
      Jun 27, 2020 @ 7:56pm
      Jun 27, 2020
      trail: Mill Creek
      17 |
      Jun 27, 2020 @ 7:56pm
      Jun 27, 2020

      Videos of Blue Mountain Mountain Bike

      Sept '17
      0:06 | 100 | Sep 30, 2017
      Sept '17
      0:08 | 45 | Sep 30, 2017
      Sept '17
      0:05 | 31 | Sep 30, 2017
      Blue Mountain Bike Park MDW 2017
      0:58 | 137 | May 30, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2287283fierceturtlewishlisttrailMoto Line
      Aug 13, 2020 @ 9:13pm
      10 hours
      user #2318222ZayroriddentrailBlue Mountain Lookout
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 6:00pm
      2 days
      user #872406mt-outlawaddreportCarcass and 8 more
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 8:10am
      2 days
      user #2131303WarnicksrwishlisttrailMill Creek
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 5:57pm
      3 days
      user #2310746FocusedinsanitycommenttrailHayes Creek
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 4:50pm
      3 days

      Recent Comments

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      user #2310746FocusedinsanitytrailHayes CreekTore up and dry, top to bottom. Moon dust and...
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 4:50pm
      3 days
      user #2306080Zguitar71trailSouth O'Brien Creek LoopThe approaches from either end are steep...
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 1:27pm
      Aug 10, 2020
      user #1798924MiriamzangtrailDry Gulch RoadThis does not connect to Grave Creek Growler...
      Jun 14, 2020 @ 4:56pm
      Jun 14, 2020
      user #1025678mtshakiratrailHayes Point ShortcutReally rutted out and steep, road is probably...
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 8:43pm
      Jun 3, 2020
      user #569653FandersonreportWhy notIgnore this erroneous report. My mistake. This...
      Apr 9, 2020 @ 5:49pm
      Apr 9, 2020

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