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      Montana It's practically in the name mountain biking. Montana is a big state with a small population, and trails galore. There are many communities surrounded by dense trail networks, such as Missoula, Bozeman, Butte, and Helena, and there are small mountain towns with great access to big mountain epics, such as Red Lodge, Whitefish, or Philipsburg. In addition, cities such as Billings and Great Falls are finding the potential in rugged open lands nearby. Finally, there are also lift-served bike parks at Whitefish, Big Sky, and Philipsburg.
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      Region Details
      • 998
      • 297
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      • 677
      • 95
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      5,886
      Trails Mountain Bike
      4,459
      Trails E-Bike
      1,176
      Trails Horse
      2,151
      Trails Hike
      5,164
      Trails Trail Running
      5,123
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1,013
      Trails Observed Trials
      30
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      803
      Trails Snowmobile
      133
      Trails Snowshoe
      1,322
      Trails Downhill Ski
      202
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      544
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1,137
      Total Distance
      14,288 miles
      Total Descent
      2,263,406 ft
      Total Vertical
      12,681 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      12,684 ft
      Reports
      33,627
      Photos
      8,772
      Ridden Counter
      376,166

      Outside Logo Articles

      2024-Helenduro Photo Album
      Jul 8, 2024 from pinkbike.com
      The World's biggest biking photo gallery of photos like, crashes, north shore. 2024-Helenduro
      Race Report: The 2024 Montana Enduro Series Round 1 in Helena, Montana
      Jul 4, 2024 from pinkbike.com
      The Montana Enduro Series kicked off its 10th anniversary season with the Helenduro last weekend.
      Video: Remy Metailler & Pro Skier Ride Legacy Bike Park
      Sep 22, 2023 from pinkbike.com
      There's more going on in Montana than Amazon Prime's 'Yellowstone'.
      2023-Helenduro Photo Album
      Aug 17, 2023 from pinkbike.com
      The World's biggest biking photo gallery of photos like, crashes, north shore. 2023-Helenduro

      Popular Trail Networks

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      Big Sky Resort 5 20 10 12
      South Hills 59 80 20 4
      Glacier National Park 2 4 1
      Pipestone 13 56 21 2
      Northern Gallatin Range 19 37 26 3
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      Popular Montana Mountain Biking Trails

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      High Ore Connector
      Copper City
      Lower High Ore
      Copper City
      Leverich Canyon
      Northern Gallatin Range
      Green Eagle North
      Copper City
      Fenceline
      The Rattlesnake
      Otter Pop
      Spencer Mountain
      Ewok
      The Rattlesnake
      Green Eagle South
      Copper City
      Kashmir
      Whitefish Mountain Resort
      Mountain to Meadow
      Big Sky Community Trail System
      The Whitefish Trail / Lookout Trail - Spencer Mountain
      Spencer Mountain
      Lookout Trail
      Spencer Mountain
      Sound of Music
      The Rattlesnake
      Reservoir Trail
      The Whitefish Trail
      Mountain to Meadow connection to Town Center
      Big Sky Community Trail System

      Montana Mountain Bike Routes

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      MTBM - Classic Sheep Mountain Loop
      The Rattlesnake
      25 miles
      Mount Helena Ridge to Show-Me-the-Horse
      South Hills
      6 miles
      Beartrap Gulch
      Helena
      13 miles
      MacDonald Pass
      Helena
      7 miles
      North Fork Loop
      Big Sky Resort
      8 miles
      Mile to Sheep
      Lionhead
      27 miles
      TNR Deer Creek Sneak
      Pattee Canyon
      16 miles
      Mount Helena Ridge - Hogsback - Horse
      South Hills
      13 miles
      The Grand Loop
      The Whitefish Trail
      16 miles
      Eddye McClure Loop
      South Hills
      7 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 261 rides
      Past Week
      • 2,279 rides

      Photos of Montana Mountain Bike

      trail: Stuart Peak
      396 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:58pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: Stuart Peak
      250 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:57pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: Muskrat Creek
      256 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 9:47pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      trail: Muskrat Creek
      242 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 9:46pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      252 |
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 7:34pm
      Jul 24, 2017
      237 |
      Jul 2, 2017 @ 5:04pm
      Jul 2, 2017
      300 |
      May 29, 2017 @ 5:23pm
      May 29, 2017
      trail: Hall Lake
      435 |
      Oct 12, 2013 @ 10:28pm
      Oct 12, 2013

      Videos of Montana Mountain Bike

      featured Our Trails Unite Us - Helena, Montana
      1:41 | 475 | Nov 2, 2021 , Helena
      Whitefish Jamming
      24 | Nov 22, 2023
      NW Cup Whitefish
      trail: Kashmir
      13 | Nov 22, 2023
      Skynryd
      trail: Skynyrd
      15 | Nov 22, 2023
      Cedar Ridge Arial Shot
      32 | Oct 11, 2023
      War Pig
      trail: War Pig
      58 | Sep 11, 2023
      Crash on Freebird
      trail: Freebird
      145 | Jul 30, 2023
      Crash on Freebird
      trail: Freebird
      | Jul 29, 2023

      National Scenic Trails & Official Routes

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      masonskistrailBuck CreekAlso an unmarked junction with Inspiration at...
      Jul 9, 2024 @ 4:59pm
      3 days
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      Jul 7, 2024 @ 8:16pm
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4,45810,274 miles1,607,894 ft4,049 miles10,131 ft
      #258,24833,350420289,305
      E-Bike1,1763,576 miles412,726 ft1,308 mile7,910 ft
      #36626,568463,813
      Horse2,1517,401 miles1,077,992 ft2,788 miles10,699 ft
      #111317,46431103
      Hike5,16413,478 miles2,029,715 ft5,153 miles10,738 ft
      #2535132,9939943,448
      Trail Running5,12313,431 miles2,020,669 ft5,135 miles10,738 ft
      #255232,97410737,052
      Dirtbike/Moto1,0133,704 miles474,213 ft1,415 mile7,028 ft
      #10816,06915501
      Observed Trials30106 miles8,855 ft35 miles4,308 ft
      #121300132
      ATV/ORV/OHV8033,025 miles319,127 ft1,097 mile7,028 ft
      #6915,7208133
      Snowmobile133691 miles59,701 ft231 miles6,608 ft
      #1616,786382
      Snowshoe1,3223,266 miles490,919 ft1,295 mile7,979 ft
      #828,8076614
      Downhill Ski202124 miles108,238 ft105 miles6,677 ft
      140915,734
      Backcountry Ski5442,188 miles329,639 ft848 miles7,612 ft
      #987,552610,321
      Nordic Ski1,1372,036 miles304,390 ft795 miles7,103 ft
      #4488,381719,247
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