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Trail Ridden Direction
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The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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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.
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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
      • 631
      • 250
      • 757
      • 1,300
      • 537
      • 72
      • 2

      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      4,222
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3,612
      Trails E-Bike
      582
      Trails Hike
      3,828
      Trails Trail Running
      3,802
      Trails Horse
      1,189
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      568
      Trails Observed Trials
      6
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      422
      Trails Snowmobile
      74
      Trails Snowshoe
      1,052
      Trails Downhill Ski
      30
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      361
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1,071
      Total Distance
      9,576 miles
      Total Descent
      1,697,664 ft
      Total Vertical
      10,760 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      11,134 ft
      Reports
      19,683
      Photos
      6,601
      Ridden Counter
      148,996

      Popular Trail Networks

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      South Hills 42 82 19 4
      Pipestone 13 55 13 2
      The Rattlesnake 47 27 7
      Triangle Trail System 30 2
      Glacier National Park
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      Popular Montana Mountain Biking Trails

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

      Montana Mountain Bike Routes

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      MTBM - Classic Sheep Mountain Loop
      The Rattlesnake
      25 miles
      MacDonald Pass
      Helena
      7 miles
      Mount Helena Ridge to Show-Me-the-Horse
      South Hills
      6 miles
      Beartrap Gulch
      Helena
      13 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
      9 miles
      Corridor to Hayes to Orchard
      Blue Mountain
      8 miles
      Freehub Magazine: Snake Charmer to Mountain to Meadow
      Big Sky Resort
      6 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 99 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 215 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 1,796 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance

      Photos of Montana Mountain Bike

      trail: Stuart Peak
      235 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:58pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: Stuart Peak
      151 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:57pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: Muskrat Creek
      166 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 9:47pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      trail: Muskrat Creek
      147 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 9:46pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      153 |
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 7:34pm
      Jul 24, 2017
      144 |
      Jul 2, 2017 @ 5:04pm
      Jul 2, 2017
      212 |
      May 29, 2017 @ 5:23pm
      May 29, 2017
      trail: Hall Lake
      306 |
      Oct 12, 2013 @ 10:28pm
      Oct 12, 2013

      Videos of Montana Mountain Bike

      Invisible barbed wire
      50 | Mar 21, 2021
      trail: Otter Pop
      41 | Feb 21, 2021
      Curly Lake, Montana
      30 | Oct 29, 2020
      Mountain to Meadow Crash
      0:16 | 49 | Oct 9, 2020
      Discovery bike park bandolero with travis wreck
      trail: Bandolero
      5:36 | 49 | Sep 28, 2020
      Sending Money at Whitefish!
      trail: Money
      1:46 | 35 | Sep 22, 2020
      big sky happy hooves
      8:40 | 59 | Sep 16, 2020
      falls
      0:32 | 27 | Aug 11, 2020

      Activity Feed

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      user #1432892AlpineAndreaaddtrailBig Hole Lookout
      Jun 23, 2021 @ 3:12pm
      2 hours
      user #1240827theoneandonly015wishlisttrailLine Creek Plateau
      Jun 23, 2021 @ 2:39pm
      2 hours
      user #1136171pcullenaddreportMoose Creek Trail
      Jun 23, 2021 @ 12:48pm
      4 hours
      user #1321975aaronrbaldwinaddreportElk Ridge and 2 more
      Jun 23, 2021 @ 12:40pm
      4 hours
      user #872406mt-outlawaddreportHot Sauce and 2 more
      Jun 23, 2021 @ 12:03pm
      5 hours

      Recent Comments

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      user #1840489MattinButtetrailBig MajorThanks, it is an amazing place! Do you happen...
      Jun 22, 2021 @ 5:25pm
      23 hours
      user #1583302tcat2012trailArnica RidgeWMR temporarily closed this for logging from...
      Jun 21, 2021 @ 7:51pm
      2 days
      user #2756851tjdmttrailBig MajorThanks for posting the terrific photos! The...
      Jun 21, 2021 @ 6:51pm
      2 days
      user #1510351Gratton7reportCDT (Goldstone)No trees down on the steep south of pass....
      Jun 21, 2021 @ 5:54am
      2 days
      user #627246chuktAreportCDT (Goldstone)Thx for the thorough report! Was anything...
      Jun 21, 2021 @ 5:30am
      2 days

      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
      Copper City Test Pitskill parkThree Forks

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      Dec 26, 2019
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3,6097,975 miles1,423,658 ft3,232 miles9,760 ft
      #236,36219,503286129,456
      E-Bike5821,685 mile220,262 ft639 miles7,421 ft
      #3115,82310618
      Hike3,8258,999 miles1,562,451 ft3,572 miles10,761 ft
      #2319019,3394311,504
      Trail Running3,8028,958 miles1,556,161 ft3,557 miles10,643 ft
      #231219,331477,652
      Horse1,1893,521 miles592,372 ft1,358 mile7,362 ft
      #9112,0831649
      Dirtbike/Moto5681,932 mile276,253 ft757 miles7,293 ft
      #1011,5156163
      Observed Trials63 miles489 ft1 mile1,575 ft
      13022
      ATV/ORV/OHV4221,507 mile163,353 ft554 miles7,028 ft
      #15511,362128
      Snowmobile74417 miles36,155 ft147 miles5,869 ft
      #132,606113
      Snowshoe1,0522,132 miles356,280 ft823 miles6,611 ft
      #513,6475211
      Downhill Ski3017 miles21,385 ft17 miles3,694 ft
      773,372
      Backcountry Ski3611,200 mile204,140 ft430 miles7,543 ft
      #822,81162,793
      Nordic Ski1,0712,006 miles313,917 ft754 miles6,073 ft
      #2303,57085,753
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