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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
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      50
      Trails Mountain Bike
      52
      Trails E-Bike
      20
      Trails Horse
      17
      Trails Hike
      51
      Trails Trail Running
      51
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      11
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      3
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      202 miles
      Total Descent
      31,914 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,568 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      9,675 ft
      Reports
      134
      Photos
      54
      Ridden Counter
      649

      Photos of Madison Range Mountain Bike

      10 |
      Aug 14, 2023 @ 12:15pm
      Aug 14, 2023
      23 |
      Aug 13, 2023 @ 8:01pm
      Aug 13, 2023
      17 |
      Aug 13, 2023 @ 8:00pm
      Aug 13, 2023
      68 |
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 5:51pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      38 |
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 8:43pm
      Jun 19, 2021
      33 |
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 8:43pm
      Jun 19, 2021
      36 |
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 8:41pm
      Jun 19, 2021
      28 |
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 8:41pm
      Jun 19, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Second Yellow Mule
      Jun 16, 2024 @ 2:57pm
      2 days
      VariablePretty wet in the switchbacks and a...masonskis
      First Yellow Mule
      Jun 7, 2024 @ 8:14pm
      Jun 7, 2024
      VariableTrees by falls clearedmasonskis
      Carrot Basin Divide Trail No. 349
      Oct 8, 2023 @ 8:05pm
      Oct 8, 2023
      VariableGreat shape, a little mud up by the Cabin...masonskis
      Oil Well Road
      Oct 8, 2023 @ 8:02pm
      Oct 8, 2023
      VariableGood shape, some mud but easy to miss.masonskis
      Lower Wapiti
      Oct 8, 2023 @ 8:01pm
      Oct 8, 2023
      VariablePretty muddy in the top half, lower was...masonskis
      Main Wapiti
      Oct 8, 2023 @ 7:58pm
      Oct 8, 2023
      VariableAbout 35 trees down, rugged tread, muddy,...masonskis
      Cabin Creek Divide
      Oct 8, 2023 @ 7:56pm
      Oct 8, 2023
      VariablePretty muddy in spots, fast and fun...masonskis
      Eglise Rock Overlook
      Oct 1, 2023 @ 9:03am
      Oct 1, 2023
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      Buck Ridge
      Oct 1, 2023 @ 9:03am
      Oct 1, 2023
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      Meadow Creek
      Sep 26, 2023 @ 6:47pm
      Sep 26, 2023
      DryI dipped into the top mile from the...masonskis

      Activity Feed

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      masonskisaddreportactivity #54243174
      Jun 16, 2024 @ 2:57pm
      2 days
      masonskisaddreportactivity #53790400 and 1 more
      Jun 7, 2024 @ 8:15pm
      Jun 7, 2024
      masonskisaddreportactivity #53681521 and 1 more
      Jun 5, 2024 @ 2:00pm
      Jun 5, 2024
      wilso432wishlistrouteactivity #50121983
      Mar 17, 2024 @ 9:29am
      Mar 17, 2024
      stedyeddywishlisttrailactivity #49588179
      Feb 27, 2024 @ 10:16am
      Feb 27, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      masonskistrailSecond Yellow MuleBecause those are the rules loser
      Mar 29, 2023 @ 4:42pm
      Mar 29, 2023
      dft1trailSecond Yellow Mulewhy? they do no harm. my ebike weighs 43...
      Mar 29, 2023 @ 4:17pm
      Mar 29, 2023
      ColtencrowetrailWest CinnamonCould be fun as a decent, but 95% hike a bike...
      Sep 6, 2022 @ 5:56am
      Sep 6, 2022
      ColtencrowetrailUnusedRode over Labor Day 2022 - lives up to its...
      Sep 6, 2022 @ 5:54am
      Sep 6, 2022
      masonskistrailPika PointThis trail gets worse every year, the dirt...
      May 2, 2022 @ 4:48pm
      May 2, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Southern Gallatin Range 4 15 813 km
      Big Sky Community Trail System 13 14 115.9 km
      Lionhead 10 518.1 km
      Big Sky Resort 5 20 10 1218.7 km
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region 2 422 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike52186 miles30,144 ft76 miles3,566 ft
      #6,336#2,734511343280
      E-Bike2083 miles10,538 ft29 miles3,064 ft
      #2,717#6326510
      Horse1767 miles11,824 ft31 miles3,136 ft
      26
      Hike51184 miles31,276 ft78 miles3,156 ft
      #5,243#2,52112941
      Trail Running51184 miles31,276 ft78 miles3,156 ft
      #5,265#2,52812919
      Dirtbike/Moto1157 miles7,989 ft23 miles3,064 ft
      2203
      ATV/ORV/OHV320 miles876 ft5 miles2,605 ft
      81
      Snowmobile111 miles371 ft2 miles2,664 ft
      1
      Nordic Ski111 miles371 ft2 miles2,664 ft
      1
      • By evasive MBG & contributors
      • Admins: BSCO, SWMMBA-BS
      • #15431 - 3,743 views

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