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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.
      Region Details
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      • 2

      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      5,035
      Trails Mountain Bike
      4,004
      Trails E-Bike
      728
      Trails Hike
      4,350
      Trails Trail Running
      4,316
      Trails Horse
      1,488
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      730
      Trails Observed Trials
      22
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      546
      Trails Snowmobile
      87
      Trails Snowshoe
      1,129
      Trails Downhill Ski
      198
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      402
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1,152
      Total Distance
      11,508 miles
      Total Descent
      1,975,876 ft
      Total Vertical
      10,195 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      11,151 ft
      Reports
      24,259
      Photos
      7,637
      Ridden Counter
      220,082

      Outside+ Logo Articles

      12 Endangered Trails to Hike Before They're Gone
      Jan 14, 2022 from backpacker.com
      From climate change to energy development, various threats promise to wipe out what’s best about America’s 12 most endangered trails.
      A Legacy of Singletrack: Montana’s first shuttle bike park opens this summer
      Jul 14, 2021 from betamtb.com
      The first-ever shuttle bike park is opening on private land in Montana at Legacy Bike Park near Whitefish.
      Destination Guide: Where to Sleep, Eat, Drink, and Play in Big Sky
      May 28, 2021 from skimag.com
      From lodging to après, a ski traveler's guide to Montana's adventure mecca.
      Race Report: Mitch Ropelato & Porsha Murdock Win Big Mountain Enduro Big Sky Season Opener
      Aug 26, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      8 stages and roughly 5000 feet of climbing dispersed between the transitions.

      Popular Trail Networks

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      Big Sky Resort 5 19 13 11
      South Hills 47 84 18 4
      Glacier National Park 2 5 1
      Pipestone 13 54 15 2
      The Rattlesnake 48 27 6
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      Popular Montana Mountain Biking Trails

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      High Ore Connector
      Copper City
      Lower High Ore
      Copper City
      Green Eagle North
      Copper City
      Fenceline
      The Rattlesnake
      Leverich Canyon
      Northern Gallatin Range
      Green Eagle South
      Copper City
      Ewok
      The Rattlesnake
      Mountain to Meadow
      Big Sky Resort
      Sound of Music
      The Rattlesnake
      Kashmir
      Whitefish Mountain Resort
      Otter Pop
      Spencer Mountain
      The Whitefish Trail / Lookout Trail - Spencer Mountain
      Spencer Mountain
      Mount Helena Ridge Trail (Middle)
      South Hills
      Mountain to Meadow
      Big Sky Community Trail System
      Lookout Trail
      Spencer Mountain

      Montana Mountain Bike Routes

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      Mount Helena Ridge to Show-Me-the-Horse
      South Hills
      6 miles
      MTBM - Classic Sheep Mountain Loop
      The Rattlesnake
      25 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
      Short Lower North Dry Loop
      Paradise Valley
      9 miles
      Windy Mtn Loop
      Highwood Mountains
      15 miles
      Mount Helena Ridge - Hogsback - Horse
      South Hills
      13 miles
      TNR Deer Creek Sneak
      Pattee Canyon
      16 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 172 rides
      Past Week
      • 1,316 rides

      Photos of Montana Mountain Bike

      trail: Stuart Peak
      301 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:58pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: Stuart Peak
      192 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:57pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: Muskrat Creek
      206 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 9:47pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      trail: Muskrat Creek
      184 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 9:46pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      191 |
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 7:34pm
      Jul 24, 2017
      173 |
      Jul 2, 2017 @ 5:04pm
      Jul 2, 2017
      252 |
      May 29, 2017 @ 5:23pm
      May 29, 2017
      trail: Hall Lake
      359 |
      Oct 12, 2013 @ 10:28pm
      Oct 12, 2013

      Videos of Montana Mountain Bike

      featured Our Trails Unite Us - Helena, Montana
      1:41 | 134 | Nov 2, 2021 , Helena
      Helena Ridge First Drop Attempt
      70 | May 20, 2022
      Helena Ridge First Drop Attempt
      | May 15, 2022
      Big sky Resort Lobo
      trail: Lobo
      84 | May 8, 2022
      | Jan 26, 2022
      Into the Backcountry on the Esker Rowl
      1420 | Jan 3, 2022
      Discovery bike park - bandolero raw top down...
      trail: Bandolero
      22 | Nov 4, 2021
      discovery bike park raw shot top down of...
      trail: S-Line
      61 | Oct 23, 2021

      Activity Feed

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      user #733532jcorevotetrailBjörn Again and 1 more
      Jul 3, 2022 @ 10:42pm
      6 hours
      user #3097758mmsQFPriddentrailFish Camp
      Jul 3, 2022 @ 7:14pm
      10 hours
      user #1309718nickpdxriddentrailWarm Springs Ridge
      Jul 3, 2022 @ 6:42pm
      10 hours
      user #2912082IanlangecommentrouteBridger Crown
      Jul 3, 2022 @ 5:37pm
      11 hours
      user #2912082IanlangeriddenrouteBridger Crown
      Jul 3, 2022 @ 5:17pm
      12 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1639907nrbentletrailShafthouseRiding great overall, still a little bit of...
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 6:06pm
      1 day
      user #902325Mjj1066trailCreviceThis trail does ride like a blue other than...
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 3:14pm
      2 days
      user #1136507gregb406trailUpper Wildhorse (North)This is the Lick Creek Trail. People who...
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 12:38pm
      2 days
      user #1136507gregb406trailLick-HorseNot sure why this trail is marked “no” for...
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 12:36pm
      2 days
      user #1136507gregb406trailHood CreekNot sure why this trail is marked “no” for...
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 12:34pm
      2 days

      Local Badges

      National Scenic Trails & Official Routes

      Bike & Skill Parks

      nametypecityrating
      Big Sky Resortbike parkBig Sky
      Discovery Bike Parkbike parkPhillipsburg
      Whitefish Mountain Resortbike parkWhitefish
      Armory Park Pump Trackskill parkWhitefish
      Big Sky Community Park Pumptrackskill parkBig Sky

      Upcoming Local Events

      Pinkbike Articles

      Jun 30, 2020
      2020 Montana Enduro Series Cancelled 2020 Montana Enduro Series Cancelled
      The Montana Bicycle Guild Inc., announced today that it is canceling the 2020 Montana Enduro Series due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
      Apr 15, 2020
      Video: Spotlight on Grassroots Mountain Bike Racing in Montana Video: Spotlight on Grassroots Mountain Bike Racing in Montana
      The riders, communities and sponsors that ensure grassroots mountain bike racing is alive and well in Montana.
      Dec 26, 2019
      2020 Montana Enduro Series Schedule Announced 2020 Montana Enduro Series Schedule Announced
      Get this six-date series in your diary.

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4,0039,107 miles1,532,031 ft3,637 miles9,180 ft
      #257,27424,036320175,665
      E-Bike7282,301 miles281,358 ft850 miles7,421 ft
      #34219,047161,360
      Hike4,34910,734 miles1,741,693 ft4,186 miles10,177 ft
      #2528623,7897119,090
      Trail Running4,31610,687 miles1,733,766 ft4,169 miles10,059 ft
      #252623,7767415,252
      Horse1,4884,762 miles744,577 ft1,827 mile7,362 ft
      #10413,5092276
      Dirtbike/Moto7302,579 miles352,822 ft1,010 mile7,028 ft
      #10112,5469273
      Observed Trials2259 miles6,181 ft24 miles3,570 ft
      #9132039
      ATV/ORV/OHV5462,020 miles219,301 ft749 miles7,028 ft
      #7512,339352
      Snowmobile87481 miles36,575 ft147 miles6,604 ft
      #2013,446248
      Snowshoe1,1292,254 miles356,145 ft851 miles6,860 ft
      #714,8636334
      Downhill Ski198108 miles106,972 ft100 miles6,677 ft
      1096,569
      Backcountry Ski4021,259 mile202,133 ft435 miles7,533 ft
      #823,86574,497
      Nordic Ski1,1522,079 miles310,200 ft777 miles6,276 ft
      #3364,65189,544
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