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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 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
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
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.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      • 467
      • 149
      • 717
      • 1,196
      • 459
      • 61

      Region Status
      Caution as of 19 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      3,579
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3,093
      Trails E-Bike
      379
      Trails Hike
      3,248
      Trails Trail Running
      3,232
      Trails Horse
      844
      Trails Dirtbike
      264
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      196
      Trails Snowmobile
      22
      Trails Snowshoe
      924
      Trails Downhill Ski
      30
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      334
      Trails Nordic Ski
      939
      Total Distance
      8,317 miles
      Total Descent
      1,573,796 ft
      Total Vertical
      10,760 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      11,134 ft
      Reports
      13,364
      Photos
      5,650
      Ridden Counter
      104,700

      Popular Montana Mountain Biking Trails

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      High Ore Connector
      Copper City
      Leverich Canyon
      Northern Gallatin Range
      Lower High Ore
      Copper City
      Green Eagle North
      Copper City
      Kashmir
      Whitefish Mountain Resort
      Lost Creek-Foster Creek
      Lost Creek State Park
      Ewok
      The Rattlesnake
      Green Eagle South
      Copper City
      The Whitefish Trail / Lookout Trail - Spencer Mountain
      Spencer Mountain
      Otter Pop
      Spencer Mountain
      Mount Helena Ridge Trail (Middle)
      South Hills
      Fenceline
      The Rattlesnake
      Beaver Lake Overlook
      The Whitefish Trail
      Mount Helena Ridge Trail (Upper)
      South Hills
      Sawmill Gulch
      The Rattlesnake

      Montana Mountain Bike Routes

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      Beartrap Gulch
      Helena
      13 miles
      MTBM - Classic Sheep Mountain Loop
      The Rattlesnake
      25 miles
      Mount Helena Ridge to Show-Me-the-Horse
      South Hills
      6 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
      Short Lower North Dry Loop
      Paradise Valley
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      Mount Ascension to Top of the World
      South Hills
      11 miles
      Corridor to Hayes to Orchard
      Blue Mountain
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      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 m avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 146 rides
      • 18.7 km avg distance
      Past Week
      • 1,362 rides
      • 21.4 km avg distance

      Photos of Montana Mountain Bike

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      115 |
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      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: Muskrat Creek
      134 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 9:47pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      trail: Muskrat Creek
      116 |
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      Videos of Montana Mountain Bike

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      Activity Feed

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      11 hours
      user #1393699kcanzianvotetrailCDT Targhee Pass
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 6:16pm
      12 hours
      user #2286770Meltzyriddentrail3159 or 6210 road and 1 more
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 5:37pm
      12 hours

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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Big Sky Resortbike parkBig Sky
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