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      Central Montana is a big place It hosts island ranges separated by broad basins and prairie. While the distances might be great, don't miss out on iconic rides like the Ice Caves Loop in the Big Snowy Range.
      Region Details
      • 28
      • 13
      • 14
      • 109
      • 26
      • 5

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      270
      Trails Mountain Bike
      197
      Trails E-Bike
      59
      Trails Horse
      159
      Trails Hike
      263
      Trails Trail Running
      261
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      45
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      14
      Trails Snowmobile
      3
      Trails Snowshoe
      73
      Trails Downhill Ski
      1
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      73
      Trails Nordic Ski
      64
      Total Distance
      1,068 mile
      Total Descent
      174,141 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,742 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      9,152 ft
      Reports
      342
      Photos
      168
      Ridden Counter
      398

      Popular Central Montana Region Mountain Biking Trails

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      SS
      South Shore Trail System.
      Chaos
      South Shore Trail System.
      High Flow
      South Shore Trail System.
      Mayhem
      South Shore Trail System.
      No Tap
      South Shore Trail System.
      Rim Tech
      South Shore Trail System.
      Lost Fork Loop
      South Shore Trail System.
      Roller Coaster
      South Shore Trail System.
      Up & Down
      North Shore Trail System
      South Shore Rim Option
      South Shore Trail System.
      River's Edge Trail
      Great Falls
      Rocky Road
      South Shore Trail System.
      River's Edge Trail
      Great Falls
      Wild Child
      North Shore Trail System
      Limekiln Loop Pt. 3
      Judith Mountains

      Central Montana Region Mountain Bike Routes

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      Windy Mtn Loop
      Highwood Mountains
      15 miles
      Crystal Lake: Grandview and Ice Caves
      Lewistown
      12 miles
      Mayhem n Back
      Great Falls
      5 miles
      Arch Trail Loop
      Little Belts
      10 miles
      Limekiln loop
      Lewistown
      6 miles
      9 mile Great Falls Ridepopular ridelog9 miles
      8 mile Great Falls Ridepopular ridelog8 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      Past Week
      • 15 rides

      Photos of Central Montana Region Mountain Bike

      9 |
      May 5, 2024 @ 1:09pm
      May 5, 2024
      8 |
      May 5, 2024 @ 1:09pm
      May 5, 2024
      trail: Fury's End
      15 |
      May 4, 2024 @ 3:13pm
      May 4, 2024
      trail: Ryan Traverse
      20 |
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 5:16pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      trail: Dry Falls
      12 |
      Apr 8, 2024 @ 7:47pm
      Apr 8, 2024
      trail: SSI
      21 |
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 5:40pm
      Apr 7, 2024
      27 |
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 12:27pm
      Apr 7, 2024
      trail: Middle Child
      11 |
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 12:04pm
      Apr 7, 2024

      Videos of Central Montana Region Mountain Bike

      The Arch Trail | Little Belt Mountains
      16:20 | 296 | Sep 28, 2020 , Great Falls
      Riding Clary Coulee Trail | Choteau, MT
      20:55 | 312 | Sep 14, 2020 , Choteau
      Wife's first mtb ride; Tillinghast Trail,...
      13:24 | 233 | Sep 11, 2020 , Great Falls
      Center Ridge and Northfork Highwood Creek MTB
      18:15 | 284 | Jun 17, 2020 , Great Falls
      Highwoods Dirt Bike Trails
      25:33 | 379 | Jun 17, 2020 , Great Falls

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Rierdon Gulch
      Blackleaf-Teton
      Jul 7, 2024 @ 9:07pm
      Jul 7, 2024
      IdealOnly one or two trees down, work has been...masonskis
      Lonesome Ridge
      Blackleaf-Teton
      Jul 7, 2024 @ 8:32pm
      Jul 7, 2024
      IdealTrees were cut and drainage work was done...masonskis
      Route Creek Pass
      Blackleaf-Teton
      Jul 7, 2024 @ 8:17pm
      Jul 7, 2024
      DryClear most of the way to the Wilderness...masonskis
      Clary Coulee
      Blackleaf-Teton
      Jul 7, 2024 @ 8:11pm
      Jul 7, 2024
      DryA couple trees down around mile 4,...masonskis
      Lost Fork Loop
      South Shore Trail System.
      Jun 15, 2024 @ 5:47am
      Jun 15, 2024
      Ideal Badly overgrown. Work day scheduled...chance-3 GFMTB
      Center Ridge
      Highwood Mountains
      Jun 3, 2024 @ 5:17pm
      Jun 3, 2024
      Variablechance-3 GFMTB
      Marie Springs
      Highwood Mountains
      Jun 3, 2024 @ 5:17pm
      Jun 3, 2024
      Drychance-3 GFMTB
      Windy Mountain
      Highwood Mountains
      Jun 2, 2024 @ 7:10am
      Jun 2, 2024
      Variablechance-3 GFMTB
      SSI
      South Shore Trail System.
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 7:08pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      Ideal Good to gochance-3 GFMTB
      SS
      South Shore Trail System.
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 7:08pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      Ideal Good to gochance-3 GFMTB

      Activity Feed

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      Grikerwishlistrouteactivity #55630218
      Jul 14, 2024 @ 8:52am
      Jul 14, 2024
      ScotLoD7Mrwishlistregionactivity #55588302
      Jul 13, 2024 @ 4:50pm
      Jul 13, 2024
      RobertLB88Fsriddentrailactivity #55409977
      Jul 9, 2024 @ 6:54pm
      Jul 9, 2024
      Dancraaddtrailactivity #55377324
      Jul 9, 2024 @ 6:16am
      Jul 9, 2024
      Dancraaddtrailactivity #55330687 and 2 more
      Jul 8, 2024 @ 5:51am
      Jul 8, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      masonskistrailRierdon GulchThis is not a worthy destination ride on its...
      Jul 7, 2024 @ 9:11pm
      Jul 7, 2024
      masonskistrailClary CouleeI gave it 4 stars considering the views and...
      Jul 7, 2024 @ 8:16pm
      Jul 7, 2024
      Tula2trailLimekiln Loop Pt. 1This loop was well worth the stop. Ups &...
      Aug 17, 2023 @ 5:43am
      Aug 17, 2023
      trekboundreportRoller CoasterA must ride if you're in the Great Falls area!
      Sep 18, 2022 @ 1:29am
      Sep 18, 2022
      shydistancetrailTillinghast TrailBeautiful views and some fantastic trail...
      Jul 28, 2022 @ 1:49pm
      Jul 28, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike197715 miles114,331 ft269 miles6,742 ft
      16634253,402
      E-Bike59140 miles15,495 ft52 miles5,732 ft
      182228
      Horse159772 miles125,453 ft278 miles4,777 ft
      991
      Hike2631,039 mile170,312 ft400 miles6,742 ft
      13383548
      Trail Running2611,035 mile170,197 ft399 miles6,742 ft
      13384101
      Dirtbike/Moto45155 miles25,705 ft68 miles4,885 ft
      91116
      ATV/ORV/OHV1464 miles7,192 ft28 miles3,875 ft
      731
      Snowmobile39 miles2,520 ft5 miles2,129 ft
      72
      Snowshoe73422 miles71,040 ft145 miles3,491 ft
      1611
      Downhill Ski15 miles148 ft3,675 ft1,762 ft
      109
      Backcountry Ski73422 miles71,762 ft146 miles3,491 ft
      1647
      Nordic Ski64381 miles61,844 ft121 miles3,491 ft
      1251
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