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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
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      Open on Oct 13, 2018
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      (www.mtbmissoula.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #834
      State Ranking
      #7
      Trails
      43
      Total Distance
      88 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      44 miles
      Total Descent
      24,223 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,251 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,081 ft
      Reports
      171
      Photos
      132
      Ridden Counter
      1,535

      Photos of Blue Mountain Mountain Bike

      5 |
      Oct 7, 2018 @ 5:13pm
      Oct 7, 2018
      South O'Brien Creek Loop
      6 |
      Oct 7, 2018 @ 5:10pm
      Oct 7, 2018
      South O'Brien Creek Loop
      2 |
      Oct 7, 2018 @ 4:57pm
      Oct 7, 2018
      O'Brien Creek Trail, Missoula
      217 |
      Jun 26, 2017 @ 8:57am
      Jun 26, 2017
      Orchard Filter, The Blue Mountains
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      Videos of Blue Mountain Mountain Bike

      Sept '17
      0:06 | 26 | Sep 30, 2017
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      0:08 | 20 | Sep 30, 2017
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      0:05 | 16 | Sep 30, 2017
      Blue Mountain Bike Park MDW 2017
      0:58 | 69 | May 30, 2017
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      Blue Mountain Mountain Bike Routes

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      MTBM - Blue Mountain Sampler Blue Route
      10 miles
      Freehub Magazine: Deadmans Ridge
      4 miles
      MTBM - Moto Madness Blue Route
      11 miles
      MTBM - Deadmans Ridge Black Route
      17 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1618567barch100trailSouth O'Brien Creek Loopsingle track not really a green narrow foot...
      Oct 7, 2018 @ 5:03pm
      Oct 7, 2018
      user #1644187TrindariecktrailSouth O'Brien Creek LoopAdding on to previous comment Most of it is...
      Oct 7, 2018 @ 3:12pm
      Oct 7, 2018
      user #1644187TrindariecktrailSouth O'Brien Creek LoopFun ride but not a green. Definitely overgrown...
      Oct 7, 2018 @ 3:07pm
      Oct 7, 2018
      user #1569663drewmontytrailO'Brien Creek TrailThis section is the road.
      Aug 28, 2018 @ 12:12pm
      Aug 28, 2018
      user #1327072MosaicMTBGuytrailSouth O'Brien Creek LoopExcept for the last half mile this trail is...
      Aug 16, 2017 @ 9:08pm
      Aug 16, 2017
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1618567barch100addridelogOct 16, 2018 ride log
      Oct 16, 2018 @ 6:52pm
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      user #1469706JasonNewcomerwishlistrouteMTBM - Deadmans Ridge Black Route and 1 more
      Oct 14, 2018 @ 7:24pm
      3 days
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