57.2 miles
8,682 ft
-8,680 ft
2 miles
High Point

Bring bearspray. Mid to late summer is the best time to do this route. Once you're in SC you are committed.

Loop beginning at the base of Peets Hill. Head out of town via your preferred method. More singletrack and elevation to take painted hills. Head up Sourdough canyon for a nice dirt warmup and connect into the singletrack climb into Moser. Descend either road or sneaky singletrack to Hyalite canyon rd. Hop onto Langohr rd to take the chill way to the top of the History Rock trail. Enjoy the view of where you be in a couple of hours
Descend back to Hyalite Canyon Rd. and climb up to the reservoir lot. Watch for traffic, it can be busy on weekends. Great opportunity to refill on water at the hand pump (may need a filter?) in the parking lot (west side). Also if you're bold and want to jump in the water its a great chance before the largest climb of the day.
HEad up the main MT. Blackmore trail and tart off with an enjoyable climb and fun descent to the lake. From here the climbing gets serious and many will hike-a-bike the majority of the climb (~3400' over 5mi). Make sure to bring an extra layer as the saddle & peak are very exposed. If you're up there it is worth the visit to the peak, otherwise, the trail continues from the saddle. Descend the old school, full backcountry trail all the way to the "3rd bridge" of South Cottonwood. Be aware the trail can be tough to follow in places due to the overgrowth and this is the most remote part of this ride. Plenty of pedal grabbers and opportunity for error. Enjoy the scenery and take in the alpine experience! And of your seeking a bit of fun rowdy trail, plus some more vert, head up Wheeler for an out and back of whatever length you want. From the third bridge down toward the trailhead keep an eye out for other users as this is one of the most popular trailheads in the valley.
Spin it back to town on whichever route fits your needs! A popular choice would be to ride 19th to fowler and there are multiple options of food back in town.

Detailed Description
Bogart > History > Blackmore > Wheeler > Bogart is a 57 mile moderately popular expert route located near Bozeman Montana. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 8,682 ft with a max elevation of 10,133 ft then descends -8,680 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Bogart > History > Blackmore > Wheeler > Bogart mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    8 hr 17 min
  • Altitude min
    4,842 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,842 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,843 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    26 miles
  • Distance down
    29 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Sourdough Canyon (Gate To Bridge)
Nov 25, 2023 @ 10:35am
Nov 25, 2023
Open weekend only, then heli logging https://bznwatershed.com/press-release-trail-closures-south-of-bozeman-begin-november-16th/ reporter
South Cottonwood (Lower)
Oct 18, 2023 @ 6:53pm
Oct 18, 2023
Minor mud puddles up to 3rd bridge reporter
Mt. Blackmore
Sep 3, 2023 @ 7:21pm
Sep 3, 2023
Wheeler Gulch Trail
Aug 17, 2023 @ 6:20am
Aug 17, 2023
No more mud. Getting quite dry.
History Rock
Aug 6, 2023 @ 6:54am
Aug 6, 2023
Trees cleared, thank you to the trail gnome who did it!
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