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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
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Radar Time
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Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • 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
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
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      The Madison Range offers monster backcountry rides, amazing scenery. It also offers solitude, despite having Big Sky and the resort to the north, and Hebgen Lake to the south. This is the place to go for the longest, wildest, toughest rides in Montana. The adjacent Lee Metcalf Wilderness hosts one of the densest grizzly bear populations in the lower 48, so be bear aware and ride in groups.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: National Forest
      Ousel Falls Park google parking directions
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
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      • 13

      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 days

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      35
      Trails Mountain Bike
      33
      Trails E-Bike
      17
      Trails Hike
      33
      Trails Trail Running
      33
      Trails Horse
      7
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      6
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      170 miles
      Total Descent
      27,543 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,445 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      9,552 ft
      Reports
      55
      Photos
      29
      Ridden Counter
      397

      Photos of Madison Range Mountain Bike

      9 |
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 5:51pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      68 |
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 9:38am
      Sep 12, 2020
      53 |
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 9:59pm
      Aug 9, 2020
      42 |
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 9:58pm
      Aug 9, 2020
      43 |
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 9:58pm
      Aug 9, 2020
      49 |
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 9:58pm
      Aug 9, 2020
      trail: Oil Well
      20 |
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 8:42am
      Aug 9, 2020
      trail: Oil Well
      20 |
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 8:31am
      Aug 9, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Taylor Fork Road
      Oct 7, 2021 @ 7:08pm
      Oct 7, 2021
      Unknownlivefreerdie SWMMBA Closure lifted
      Cache Creek
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 4:36pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      Unknownlivefreerdie SWMMBA ...
      Cache Creek Road
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 4:36pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      Unknownlivefreerdie SWMMBA ...
      Deadhorse Road
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 4:36pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      Unknownlivefreerdie SWMMBA ...
      Deadhorse Road
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 4:36pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      Unknownlivefreerdie SWMMBA ...
      Inspiration Divide/Muddy Creek
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 5:48pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      Drymasonskis20 or more trees in Muddy. Unreal...
      Cabin Creek Divide
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 5:24pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      DrymasonskisI heard the 3 mile ridge portion has been...
      Carrot Basin Divide Trail No. 349
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 5:22pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      DrymasonskisI heard the entire trail has been...
      Wapiti Creek
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 5:15pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      DrymasonskisLast report was meant for Oil Well I assume.
      First Yellow Mule
      Sep 4, 2021 @ 8:12pm
      Sep 4, 2021
      DrymasonskisSpotted an Ebiker, WTF!!! Trail is in tip...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #981467livefreerdieaddreportTaylor Fork Road
      Oct 7, 2021 @ 7:08pm
      Oct 7, 2021
      user #2784572MT-HROwishlisttrailDead Horse/Lizard Lakes
      Oct 4, 2021 @ 8:15pm
      Oct 4, 2021
      user #981467livefreerdieaddreportTaylor Fork Road and 4 more
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 4:32pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      user #24212674gcwfXwishlisttrailFirst Yellow Mule
      Sep 30, 2021 @ 3:54pm
      Sep 30, 2021
      user #1054463masonskisaddphoto in Big Sky, Montana, United States
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 5:51pm
      Sep 26, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1054463masonskisreportOil WellIt’s “middle chainring” for sure!
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 11:44am
      Sep 6, 2021
      user #1136507gregb406reportOil WellRode it yesterday. The new grade is really...
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 11:27am
      Sep 6, 2021
      user #2784572MT-HROtrailSecond Yellow MuleSteady flow of e-bikes from the YC
      Aug 28, 2021 @ 6:13pm
      Aug 28, 2021
      user #1054463masonskistrailBuck RidgeTrack is now accurate
      Aug 26, 2021 @ 8:45pm
      Aug 26, 2021
      user #1054463masonskistrailSecond Yellow MuleNo ebikes!!!!
      Aug 16, 2021 @ 1:32pm
      Aug 16, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Southern Gallatin Range 4 15 813 km
      Big Sky Community Trail System 12 14 115.9 km
      Lionhead 9 418.1 km
      Big Sky Resort 5 19 13 1118.7 km
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region 3 422 km

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike33155 miles25,771 ft61 miles3,445 ft
      #4,265#1,89428551180
      E-Bike1786 miles9,728 ft27 miles2,953 ft
      #1,709#398274
      Hike33156 miles27,047 ft64 miles3,097 ft
      #3,576#1,7515520
      Trail Running33156 miles27,047 ft64 miles3,097 ft
      #3,582#1,745559
      Horse743 miles6,647 ft19 miles2,487 ft
      4
      Dirtbike/Moto636 miles2,415 ft10 miles2,953 ft
      43
      ATV/ORV/OHV219 miles1,138 ft6 miles2,487 ft
      31
      Snowmobile111 miles371 ft2 miles2,664 ft
      1
      Nordic Ski111 miles371 ft2 miles2,664 ft
      • By evasive MBG & contributors
      • Admins: BSCO, SWMMBA-BS
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      • madison range activity log | embed map of Madison Range mountain bike trails | madison range mountain biking points of interest

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