25.3 miles
4,331 ft
-4,330 ft
1 mile
High Point

Most people have never been on this route, it will be difficult, but you will enjoy the views, and the descents Head out Trail Creek, summit Bear Lakes, ride up Chestnut, ride up Goose Creek, and finish back at Trail Creek. Bring Lunch!

Detailed Description
BearGooseNut via Trail is a 25 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Bozeman Montana. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 4,331 ft with a max elevation of 7,633 ft then descends -4,330 ft.
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Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association (www.southwestmontanamba.org)
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More Stats for BearGooseNut via Trail mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    4 hr 8 min
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,272 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,868 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,869 ft
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  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Chestnut Mountain Trail
Sep 12, 2023 @ 6:01am
Sep 12, 2023
Goose Creek Road
Aug 29, 2023 @ 9:34am
Aug 29, 2023
Bear Canyon
Aug 27, 2023 @ 6:28pm
Aug 27, 2023
Frequent mud pits, many mandatory. Needs to dry out, but started raining towards end of my descent so only getting wetter.
Trail Creek
Jul 26, 2023 @ 6:04pm
Jul 26, 2023
No more mud. This section is in good shape.
440 Abbreviated
Jul 26, 2023 @ 6:03pm
Jul 26, 2023
The Trailforks GPS coordinates of this trail have been updated to reflect what lies on Forest Service land. This trail, as defined on TF, is legal to ride and in prime condition.
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  • By ianjones SWMMBA & contributors
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