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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      Mill Creek Shuttle Parking google parking directions
      Links
      Region Details
      • 7
      • 11
      • 17
      • 8

      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 days ago
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      (www.mtbmissoula.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #676
      State Ranking
      #7
      Trails (view details)
      43
      Trails Mountain Bike
      43
      Trails E-Bike
      13
      Trails Hike
      42
      Trails Trail Running
      42
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Dirtbike
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      88 miles
      Total Descent
      24,210 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,081 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,251 ft
      Reports
      302
      Photos
      157
      Ridden Counter
      2,778

      Photos of Blue Mountain Mountain Bike

      trail: Rocky Top
      25 |
      Sep 24, 2019 @ 11:41am
      Sep 24, 2019
      9 |
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 8:09pm
      Aug 25, 2019
      trail: Mill Creek
      28 |
      Jul 27, 2019 @ 1:12pm
      Jul 27, 2019
      trail: Mill Creek
      23 |
      Jul 27, 2019 @ 1:11pm
      Jul 27, 2019

      Videos of Blue Mountain Mountain Bike

      Sept '17
      0:06 | 65 | Sep 30, 2017
      Sept '17
      0:08 | 34 | Sep 30, 2017
      Sept '17
      0:05 | 24 | Sep 30, 2017
      Blue Mountain Bike Park MDW 2017
      0:58 | 103 | May 30, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Carcass
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 1:30pm
      2 days
      VariableMosaicMTBGuyDowned tree cleared out.
      Wilderness Trail
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 2:54pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      DrymcwootenHike
      Why not
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 2:54pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      DrymcwootenHike
      Hayes Creek
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 2:53pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      VariablemcwootenHike A few wet spots, but realtively dry overall.
      Rocky Top
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 2:52pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      DrymcwootenHike
      Blue Mountain Road
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 7:52pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      DryMslabw
      Orchard
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 2:12pm
      Sep 20, 2019
      Dry23wrigraWatch out for drops
      6.01 - Moto Trail
      Sep 12, 2019 @ 5:35pm
      Sep 12, 2019
      VariableDanHMTCouple of big mud puddles up near the...
      Lolo Peak (1311)
      Aug 27, 2019 @ 7:38pm
      Aug 27, 2019
      DrynwagenbrennerSeveral trees down just above and below...
      T-Bone
      Aug 20, 2019 @ 11:04am
      Aug 20, 2019
      Dryalexb83Tree down across the trail between the...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1327072MosaicMTBGuyaddreportCarcass
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 1:30pm
      2 days
      user #1888266mcwootenaddreportRocky Top and 3 more
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 2:52pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      user #1887120MslabwaddreportBlue Mountain Road and 2 more
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 7:50pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      user #1945271ApikuniriddentrailBluebird - 3.15 and 1 more
      Oct 1, 2019 @ 1:23pm
      Oct 1, 2019
      user #1418989BKMwishlisttrailMill Creek
      Oct 1, 2019 @ 12:15pm
      Oct 1, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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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      namedistance
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      Dean Stone 1 310.1 km
      The Rattlesnake 27 20 511.1 km
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