13.0 miles
Distance
484 ft
Climb
-1,779 ft
Descent
4,435 ft
High Point

A fun, mostly downhill, gravel grinder route that gets to from the Base Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort to the Forestry Exo Center in C Falls. If you desire to extend your ride, continue straight on F. H. Stoltze Road when you get to the gate at the 5 Corner intersection to access the network of gravel roads in the Cedar Flats area or take your chances on the tarmac and go into Columbia Falls.

Detailed Description
Big Mountain Base Lodge to Columbia Falls Forestry Expo Center is a 13 mile popular easy route located near Whitefish Montana. This gravel bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 484 ft with a max elevation of 4,435 ft then descends -1,779 ft.

Comments


We hope you've been enjoying Trailforks!

Create a FREE account to view route comments and much more.

Trails in Route

Bob Cedar928 ft
Moosehoof3,127 ft
Alex's Alley3,140 ft
Haskill Highway3 miles

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Gravel Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Big Mountain Base Lodge to Columbia Falls Forestry Expo Center mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,295 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,140 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,435 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,140 ft
  • Grade
    -1.9%
  • Grade max
    -25.8%
  • Grade min
    17.1%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile

Directions

  1. Walk south on Base Lodge to Pond.
  2. Continue for 500 meters.
  3. Turn right onto Bob Cedar (MTB)/Moosehoof (XC Ski).
  4. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  5. Keep left to take Alex's Alley.
  6. Continue for 20 meters.
  7. Keep right to stay on Alex's Alley.
  8. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  9. Keep left to stay on Alex's Alley.
  10. Continue for 800 meters.
  11. Keep left to take Haskill Highway.
  12. Continue for 7 kilometers.
  13. Walk northeast on Haskill Basin Road.
  14. Continue for 500 meters.
  15. Walk east on Haskill Basin Road.
  16. Continue for 800 meters.
  17. Walk north on NFDR 1690 (West).
  18. Continue for 4 kilometers.
  19. Walk south on Trumbull Canyon Rd..
  20. Continue for 4 kilometers.
no votes yet
close
3D
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Partial
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (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%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
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
Contribute Details
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
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches
US Cell Coverage
Legend
cell carrier legend

Radar Time
x Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
  • Snowmobile
Winter Trails
Warning A routing network for winter maps does not exist. Selecting trails using the winter trails layer has been disabled.
x Missing Trails
Most Popular
Least Popular
Trails are colored based on popularity. The more popular a trail is, the more red. Less popular trails trend towards green.
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
Trails are shown in grey.
disable
Only show trails with NO bikes.
enable

Save the current map location and zoom level as your default home location whenever this page is loaded.

Save
Trail transparency
22

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Pond Trail
Aug 6, 2023 @ 12:43am
Aug 6, 2023
Bob Cedar
Aug 6, 2023 @ 12:43am
Aug 6, 2023
Moosehoof
Jul 29, 2023 @ 6:36am
Jul 29, 2023
Alex's Alley
Jul 29, 2023 @ 6:36am
Jul 29, 2023
Haskill Highway
Jul 29, 2023 @ 6:36am
Jul 29, 2023
more reports »
  • By jeffreyvonkiper & contributors
  • #49434 - 192 views