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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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • 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
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      • 54
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      Caution on Aug 21, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #19
      Trails (view details)
      2,851
      Trails Mountain Bike
      2,672
      Trails E-Bike
      264
      Trails Hike
      2,776
      Trails Trail Running
      2,782
      Trails Horse
      546
      Trails Dirtbike
      153
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      109
      Trails Snowmobile
      6
      Trails Snowshoe
      583
      Trails Downhill Ski
      29
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      190
      Trails Nordic Ski
      607
      Total Distance
      6,377 miles
      Total Descent
      1,318,950 ft
      Total Vertical
      9,040 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      11,134 ft
      Reports
      9,804
      Photos
      4,252
      Ridden Counter
      65,700
      Sub Regions

      Popular Trail Networks

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      South Hills 42 83 17 4
      Glacier National Park
      Pig Farms 30 54
      Gallatin Range 26 18 15 2
      The Rattlesnake 28 20 5
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      Photos of Montana Mountain Bike

      trail: Stuart Peak
      131 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:58pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: Stuart Peak
      83 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:57pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: Muskrat Creek
      104 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 9:47pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      trail: Muskrat Creek
      97 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 9:46pm
      Jul 25, 2017

      Videos of Montana Mountain Bike

      big sky gambler to elbow to ninja marmot
      trail: Elbow
      12:08 | 24 | Aug 11, 2019
      Marry widow copper city
      8:49 | 31 | Aug 8, 2019
      Bad day at copper city
      2:42 | 33 | Aug 4, 2019
      Big Sky gambler to elbow to ninja marmot
      trail: Elbow
      10:22 | 46 | Jul 22, 2019

      Activity Feed

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      user #1905935SolarWoofaddridelogAug 24, 2019 ride log
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 12:57pm
      1 mins
      user #1321185bizango-xaddphoto in My City and 1 more
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 12:54pm
      5 mins
      user #1321185bizango-xvotetrailFairy Trail
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 12:53pm
      6 mins
      user #1321185bizango-xriddentrailFairy Trail
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 12:52pm
      6 mins
      user #1321185bizango-xcommenttrailFairy Trail
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 12:52pm
      6 mins

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1321185bizango-xtrailFairy TrailThe signs call this the Nez Perce trail. The...
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 12:52pm
      6 mins
      user #1866712bermskeen88trailGamblerIt’s a stretch from a blue tail lol. If...
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 12:16am
      13 hours
      user #1866712bermskeen88trailRabbit RunDry, watch out for the gray “sand” real...
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 12:14am
      13 hours
      user #1397620Seanpaul1trailLeverich CanyonIt's completely open as of the 21st, nicely...
      Aug 21, 2019 @ 9:17pm
      3 days
      user #1321185bizango-xtrailBeaver PondsWe rode down it and it was fun, but it is one...
      Aug 21, 2019 @ 7:27pm
      3 days

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

      nametypecityrating
      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
      view all skill parks »

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      Pinkbike Articles

      Aug 8, 2019
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      Jul 24, 2019
      Course Preview: Round 3 of the Montana Enduro Series - Big Sky Resort Course Preview: Round 3 of the Montana Enduro Series - Big Sky Resort
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      May 18, 2019
      Exploring the Mountaintop Trails of Idaho &amp; Montana Exploring the Mountaintop Trails of Idaho & Montana
      Taking a road trip to some of the best trails along the border of Idaho and Montana.
      May 2, 2018
      Contest: Enter to Win The Ultimate Bikepacking Adventure Kit from Evo Contest: Enter to Win The Ultimate Bikepacking Adventure Kit from Evo
      Evo is giving away a full bikepacking kit that has nearly everything you need to get out on an adventure.
      Dec 21, 2018
      2018 Trailforks Awards: Advocate of the Year Winners 2018 Trailforks Awards: Advocate of the Year Winners
      Who deserves particular attention for their efforts to improve our riding and our world? Here's our short list.
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