30.1 miles
5,319 ft
-5,318 ft
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

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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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  • Riding area
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    Out & Back
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    Both Directions
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More Stats for 90 to Beaver to top of Limekiln mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    5 hr 36 min
  • Altitude min
    6,159 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,372 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,375 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    14 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

CDT - Pipestone-Homestake
Jun 14, 2024 @ 7:40am
Jun 14, 2024
Trail is all clear of trees!
CDT - 8 Miles of Hell
Jun 11, 2024 @ 6:48am
Jun 11, 2024
Trees cleared from Highlands to Limekiln on Saturday by Pete Sorini Trail Day Volunteers. I believe that means the whole trail should be clear now. reporter
Beaver Ponds
May 31, 2024 @ 6:26am
May 31, 2024
Half a dozen trees down from the ponds to the parking lot. Also a few more overhead that need cut. reporter
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