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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Crossroads of the Continental Divide Trail and Highway 12 with the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail 337 and Switchback Ridge Trail being the the two standout Mountain Bike rides.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Shuttleable: YES
      Water treatment plant parking lot google parking directions
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 6
      • 3
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Feb 22, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      10
      Trails Mountain Bike
      10
      Trails Hike
      9
      Trails Trail Running
      10
      Trails Horse
      9
      Trails Dirtbike
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      8
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      3
      Trails Nordic Ski
      8
      Total Distance
      23 miles
      Total Descent
      4,564 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,100 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,853 ft
      Reports
      108
      Photos
      58
      Ridden Counter
      136

      MacDonald Pass Mountain Bike Routes

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      MacDonald Pass
      7 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance

      Photos of MacDonald Pass Mountain Bike

      8 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 5:15pm
      Sep 19, 2020
      5 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 5:13pm
      Sep 19, 2020
      2 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 5:13pm
      Sep 19, 2020
      2 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 5:13pm
      Sep 19, 2020

      Videos of MacDonald Pass Mountain Bike

      CDT Centennials part 2
      5:48 | 43 | Oct 1, 2018
      CDT Centennials
      7:20 | 49 | Oct 1, 2018
      Helena, MT Trail Mix | MacDonald Pass + ...

      3:41 | 76 | Jul 26, 2020
      youtuber It's hella fast in Helena | Mountain Biking...
      11:29 | 403 | Aug 17, 2018 , Helena

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2507617chh51wishlisttrailChessman Road
      Apr 12, 2021 @ 2:28pm
      Apr 12, 2021
      user #1233581grantbob94wishlisttrailSwitchback Ridge Trail
      Mar 22, 2021 @ 10:46pm
      Mar 22, 2021
      user #1220253wyomontaddtrailBlossburg Road
      Feb 11, 2021 @ 11:30am
      Feb 11, 2021
      user #2093500flyingchangewishlisttrailSwitchback Ridge Trail
      Oct 15, 2020 @ 7:40pm
      Oct 15, 2020
      user #2147316mtbwandererriddentrailCDNST (MacDonald Pass to Switchback Ridge)
      Oct 1, 2020 @ 10:30am
      Oct 1, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1503830EricJBelltrailSwitchback Ridge TrailAbout 90 trees down on the trail. Rideable but...
      Jun 16, 2020 @ 4:16pm
      Jun 16, 2020
      user #603372evasivereportSwitchback Ridge TrailPoop. It was WINDY on Saturday.
      Jul 15, 2019 @ 6:38am
      Jul 15, 2019
      user #1825393BalsamwjreportCDNST (MacDonald Pass to Switchback Ridge)We hiked down switchback and there were two...
      Jul 4, 2019 @ 3:43pm
      Jul 4, 2019
      user #1658543Lowtech19trailSwitchback Ridge TrailThis trail needs to be cleared of down trees.
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 12:35pm
      Nov 3, 2018
      user #1014246Sledge072trailCDNST (MacDonald Pass to Switchback Ridge)July 14, 2018: Trail is all clear, thank you....
      Jul 15, 2018 @ 1:35pm
      Jul 15, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Priest Area 8 94.9 km
      Tenmile Creek Park11.1 km
      South Hills 42 82 19 411.4 km
      Scratchgravel Hills 30 12 412.3 km
      Little Blackfoot 1 7 112.6 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1023 miles4,564 ft12 miles2,100 ft
      #3,032#1,36958108180
      Hike922 miles4,564 ft12 miles2,100 ft
      #2,518#1,26410817
      Trail Running1023 miles4,564 ft12 miles2,100 ft
      #2,519#1,2621081
      Horse922 miles4,564 ft12 miles2,100 ft
      #127#94103
      Dirtbike27 miles82 ft4,905 ft1,450 ft
      #24759
      ATV/ORV/OHV27 miles82 ft4,905 ft1,450 ft
      #27159
      Snowshoe816 miles4,485 ft11 miles2,100 ft
      #81#44441
      Backcountry Ski37 miles2,530 ft5 miles1,988 ft
      #15#11372
      Nordic Ski816 miles4,485 ft11 miles2,100 ft
      #43#254412
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      • Admins: MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, wyomont, MBG, BikeHelena, wyomont
      • #25364 - 831 views
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