15 miles
Distance
2,653 ft
Climb
-4,877 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

A favorite of Salmon riders, Butcher Knife - Ax Park offers some great high country riding. Singletrack follows the spine of the mountains dividing Montana and Idaho with huge views into both. Once the trail leaves the divide it drops "two steps down one step up" into the Hughes Creek drainage to Ax Park.

Ride this as a loop by climbing ~8 miles and ~3000' on West Fork Hughes Creek Road (088 ).

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Butcherknife Ridge - Ax Park mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,224 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,084 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,307 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,084 ft
  • Grade max
    -56.614%
  • Grade min
    41.171%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,892 ft
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Divide (106)
      Nov 19, 2018 @ 2:10pm
      Nov 19, 2018
      pretty damn snowy. impassable by bike
      Hughes Creek #113 (Upper)
      Jul 7, 2018 @ 5:14pm
      Jul 7, 2018
      Met YEP crew there and we cleared a couple deadfall on the trail. Lost a Stihl airbox cover on the trail, if found please return to Wagonhammer campground. Deadfall is cleared Up Hughes Creek, 106, and down Twin Creek Ridge w/exception of 1 large (48” ) on 106 between Hughes and Twin Creek (easy to bypass.)
      Butcherknife Ridge (110)
      Jun 3, 2018 @ 2:19pm
      Jun 3, 2018
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