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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • 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
      • 410
      • 77
      • 610
      • 1,137
      • 412
      • 56
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of 3 hours ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #20
      Trails (view details)
      2,951
      Trails Mountain Bike
      2,744
      Trails E-Bike
      274
      Trails Hike
      2,810
      Trails Trail Running
      2,810
      Trails Horse
      598
      Trails Dirtbike
      167
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      117
      Trails Snowmobile
      9
      Trails Snowshoe
      620
      Trails Downhill Ski
      29
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      213
      Trails Nordic Ski
      637
      Total Distance
      7,436 miles
      Total Descent
      1,500,538 ft
      Total Vertical
      9,040 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      11,134 ft
      Reports
      10,145
      Photos
      4,501
      Ridden Counter
      72,333
      Sub Regions

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      Activity Feed

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      Oct 20, 2019 @ 5:02pm
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      user #1606048rfischer94commentreportMother Lode North
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 5:00pm
      3 hours
      user #1606048rfischer94addreportMother Lode North
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 5:00pm
      3 hours
      user #166132023wrigrariddentrailHello, Kitty and 1 more
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 9:56am
      10 hours
      user #1940650CarolfultonaddtrailNorth Lakeview Double Track and 1 more
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      Recent Comments

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      user #1606048rfischer94reportMother Lode NorthReport was from October 19.
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 5:00pm
      3 hours
      user #861124rmhdctrailSteep CurryIf you ride this trail- only do it in a...
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 12:28pm
      Sep 21, 2019
      user #1198587petrilloiiitrailBoney GulchFun. Steep. ????
      Sep 19, 2019 @ 5:06pm
      Sep 19, 2019
      user #109865coryhtrailCorbly GulchMuch different then upper (double black)...
      Sep 19, 2019 @ 2:52pm
      Sep 19, 2019
      user #109865coryhtrailCorbly Gulch (Upper)Rode down (east to west) on moto. Upper...
      Sep 19, 2019 @ 2:49pm
      Sep 19, 2019

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Big Sky Resortbike parkBig Sky
      Discovery Bike Parkbike parkPhillipsburg
      Whitefish Mountain Resortbike parkWhitefish
      Big Sky Community Park Pumptrackskill parkBig Sky
      Electric City BMXskill parkGreat Falls
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