30.1 miles
Distance
5,319 ft
Climb
-5,318 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Head south from I90/Homestake, south through the Beaver Ponds to top of Lime Kiln (8 Miles of Hell) and back.

This may just be the best 30 miles of singletrack in Montana. Some mild techy sections on the Beaver Ponds Descent.

Beware - there's more climbing on the way out than on the way back

Detailed Description
90 to Beaver to top of Limekiln is a 30 mile popular intermediate route located near Butte Montana. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 5,319 ft with a max elevation of 7,904 ft then descends -5,318 ft.
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8 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
kirkastroth (Jul 2, 2021 at 9:10)
Trail is open, clear and great to ride. Very smooth and great vistas of the Butte Valley.
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mtcanuck (May 9, 2021 at 21:11)
Lime kiln CDT is clear and snow free up to the Toll Canyon trail intersection. From there to the cattle guard/road there are over a dozen trees and plenty of snow.
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MattinButte ATS (May 21, 2021 at 18:29)
Hey mtcanuck,
Thanks for commenting on the trail conditions! In the future I recommend doing this as a trail report as this is the official way to view and update status and condition of trails on Trailforks.
Cheers,
Matt
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Simia (May 10, 2020 at 14:10)
Trail was cleared and mostly dry. The Northside of the main summit had 5-6 snowy switchback patches.
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bizango-x (Aug 21, 2019 at 19:27)
Trail Beaver Ponds
We rode down it and it was fun, but it is one of those downhills that has a lot of uphill, so it doesn’t ride real fast and flowy.
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Flyplanes (Jul 17, 2019 at 12:39)
Rode from TH at Hwy 90 as an out-n-back. 5 miles up takes you to ridge line with excellent views of Butte MT and the valley. Trail is very well designed with switchbacks and nice tight single track. Trail was damp in places due to recent afternoon rain showers.
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Jerrob11 (Jul 15, 2018 at 14:43)
Trail Beaver Ponds
Great ride on this trail today little bit of mud in places but mostly dry.
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Highlander406 (Oct 9, 2016 at 19:42)
Trail Beaver Ponds
Forgot how awesome this trail is, short but sweet.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for 90 to Beaver to top of Limekiln mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,159 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,372 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,375 ft
  • Grade max
    -46.9%
  • Grade min
    47.3%
  • Distance climb
    14 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Beaver Ponds
Sep 11, 2022 @ 7:07pm
Sep 11, 2022
All downed trees have been cleared.
CDT - 8 Miles of Hell
Sep 6, 2022 @ 9:09am
Sep 6, 2022
Highlands Camp to Pipestone pass is clear. 15 more trees cleared from recent fall.
CDT - Pipestone-Homestake
Aug 12, 2022 @ 7:21am
Aug 12, 2022
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