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Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
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      Gallatin County is a county in the U.S. state of Montana. With its county seat in Bozeman, it is the third-most populous county in Montana, with a population of 89,513 in 2010. The county's prominent geographical features are the Bridger mountains in the north, and the Gallatin mountains and Gallatin River in the south, named by Meriwether Lewis in 1805 for Albert Gallatin, the United States Treasury Secretary who formulated the Lewis and Clark Expedition. At the southern end of the county, West Yellowstone's entrance into Yellowstone National Park accounts for around half of all park visitors. Big Sky Resort, the largest ski resort in the United States, lies in Gallatin and neighboring Madison counties, midway between Bozeman and West Yellowstone.
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      Region Details
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      709
      Trails Mountain Bike
      663
      Trails E-Bike
      148
      Trails Hike
      638
      Trails Trail Running
      637
      Trails Horse
      173
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      118
      Trails Observed Trials
      8
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      81
      Trails Snowmobile
      18
      Trails Snowshoe
      51
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      25
      Trails Nordic Ski
      84
      Total Distance
      1,340 mile
      Total Descent
      228,869 ft
      Total Vertical
      7,094 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      11,134 ft
      Reports
      2,738
      Photos
      1,325
      Ridden Counter
      27,426

      Popular Trail Networks

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      Northern Gallatin Range 17 36 26 3
      Triangle Trail System 30 2
      Big Sky Resort 5 19 13 11
      Crosscut Trail System 11 6 1
      Bridger Range 12 13 4
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      Popular Gallatin County Mountain Biking Trails

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      High Ore Connector
      Copper City
      Lower High Ore
      Copper City
      Green Eagle North
      Copper City
      Leverich Canyon
      Northern Gallatin Range
      Mountain to Meadow
      Big Sky Resort
      Green Eagle South
      Copper City
      Mountain to Meadow
      Big Sky Community Trail System
      Mountain to Meadow connection to Town Center
      Big Sky Community Trail System
      South Mother Lode (Lower)
      Copper City
      Bangtail Divide South (IMBA Epic)
      Bangtail Divide
      Snake Charmer
      Big Sky Resort
      Bangtail Divide North (IMBA Epic)
      Bangtail Divide
      Painted Hills
      Triangle Trail System
      Neversweat
      Copper City
      Meadow
      Big Sky Community Trail System

      Gallatin County Mountain Bike Routes

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      North Fork Loop
      Big Sky Resort
      8 miles
      Mile to Sheep
      Lionhead
      27 miles
      Freehub Magazine: Snake Charmer to Mountain to Meadow
      Big Sky Resort
      6 miles
      DT BZN > Sourdough > History > South Cottonwood
      Northern Gallatin Range
      45 miles
      Triple Crown of Bozeman
      Northern Gallatin Range
      68 miles
      Green Eagle Loop
      Copper City
      4 miles
      Shootpark w/WOD
      Moser
      27 miles
      Bogart > History > Blackmore > Wheeler > Bogart
      Northern Gallatin Range
      57 miles
      Bangtail Divide (IMBA Epic)
      Bangtail Divide
      22 miles
      Citrus Quill
      Southern Gallatin Range
      6 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 18 rides
      Past Week
      • 169 rides

      Photos of Gallatin County Mountain Bike

      trail: Elbow
      203 |
      Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:35am
      Aug 28, 2016
      trail: Snake Charmer
      190 |
      Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:52am
      Aug 28, 2016
      222 |
      Aug 22, 2016 @ 2:30pm
      Aug 22, 2016
      trail: Snake Charmer
      115 |
      Aug 10, 2016 @ 9:04am
      Aug 10, 2016
      438 |
      Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:52pm
      Aug 28, 2015
      trail: Elbow
      150 |
      Aug 8, 2015 @ 8:07am
      Aug 8, 2015
      trail: Soul Hole
      211 |
      Aug 24, 2009 @ 7:15am
      Aug 24, 2009
      trail: Soul Hole
      245 |
      Sep 10, 2005 @ 7:00pm
      Sep 10, 2005

      Videos of Gallatin County Mountain Bike

      MES Practice Day 1
      trail: Lobo
      | Oct 18, 2021
      Rо̄wlin'
      79 | Aug 26, 2021
      On trail with the Esker Elkat
      64 | Jul 6, 2021
      Road Gap Crash
      trail: Joker Lips
      171 | Jun 26, 2021
      Mountain to Meadow Crash
      0:16 | 85 | Oct 9, 2020
      Western Horsethieves
      0:56 | 55 | Aug 11, 2020
      Kaylie’s Friday Fail
      trail: Joker Lips
      0:29 | 140 | Aug 10, 2020
      Dakota Chapman Rides Classic Bozeman Trail on...
      1:00 | 8011 | Jul 8, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Painted Hills Gap
      Triangle Trail System
      Oct 18, 2021 @ 7:01pm
      1 day
      DryUncleFatboyMelting drifts from Switchback city south...
      Steep road to ridge
      Copper City
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 4:09pm
      Oct 15, 2021
      Prevalent Mudtraildad69 SWMMBA
      Trident
      Copper City
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 4:09pm
      Oct 15, 2021
      Prevalent Mudtraildad69 SWMMBA

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #415445MikeyMTlikedirectoryBo Trails
      Oct 19, 2021 @ 11:52am
      13 hours
      user #1027430UncleFatboyaddreportPainted Hills Gap
      Oct 18, 2021 @ 7:05pm
      1 day
      user #1756222NixonBluewishlisttrailGreen Eagle South and 1 more
      Oct 16, 2021 @ 4:41pm
      Oct 16, 2021
      user #932595traildad69addreportBoss Tweed (Climb) and 30 more
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 4:09pm
      Oct 15, 2021
      user #1106726dtbrewerwishlisttrailMountain to Meadow
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 6:05am
      Oct 14, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #415445MikeyMTtrailSouth Cottonwood (East Branch)If climbing be ready for some hike a bike....
      Oct 3, 2021 @ 7:43pm
      Oct 3, 2021
      user #415445MikeyMTtrailSouth Cottonwood (Upper)As noted, it’s more of a connector. The guy...
      Oct 3, 2021 @ 7:42pm
      Oct 3, 2021
      user #415445MikeyMTtrailMt. BlackmoreIf you can catch it with little to no hikers...
      Oct 3, 2021 @ 7:39pm
      Oct 3, 2021
      user #415445MikeyMTtrailFox CreekEpic descent. Well worth to ride as shuttle or...
      Oct 3, 2021 @ 7:37pm
      Oct 3, 2021
      user #333428tlillytrailSouth Cottonwood (East Branch)Beautiful backcountry trail. Much thanks for...
      Sep 27, 2021 @ 6:52am
      Sep 27, 2021

      Local Badges

      National Scenic Trails & Official Routes

      Bike & Skill Parks

      nametypecityrating
      Big Sky Resortbike parkBig Sky
      Big Sky Community Park Pumptrackskill parkBig Sky
      Copper City Test Pitskill parkThree Forks
      Pump Trackskill parkBozeman
      Westlake Parkskill parkBozeman

      Local Trail Supporters

      • Big Sky Trail Crew
      • IMBA Epic
      • CDNST
      • Rails to Trails
      • National Recreation Trail
      Local Trail Association

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike6601,114 mile195,883 ft456 miles6,096 ft
      1,3172,7387242,638
      E-Bike148361 miles42,165 ft124 miles5,203 ft
      21,8463310
      Hike6361,199 mile187,943 ft450 miles7,093 ft
      182,695123,370
      Trail Running6371,198 mile185,978 ft449 miles6,565 ft
      2,695123,734
      Horse173423 miles59,715 ft143 miles5,554 ft
      1,10752
      Dirtbike/Moto118252 miles31,316 ft89 miles5,203 ft
      97967
      Observed Trials8
      101
      ATV/ORV/OHV81189 miles15,856 ft63 miles4,101 ft
      8957
      Snowmobile1866 miles3,222 ft22 miles2,894 ft
      11515
      Snowshoe5142 miles3,589 ft20 miles3,678 ft
      10946
      Backcountry Ski2538 miles2,871 ft11 miles4,728 ft
      911,094
      Nordic Ski8462 miles4,324 ft27 miles3,678 ft
      2552,493
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