8.4 miles
Distance
1,466 ft
Climb
-1,467 ft
Descent
4,568 ft
High Point

A chill afternoon loop with a flowy descent down Hayes Creek and a more technical descent down Orchard trail.

Detailed Description
Corridor to Hayes to Orchard is a 8 mile popular intermediate route located near Missoula Montana. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 1,466 ft with a max elevation of 4,568 ft then descends -1,467 ft.
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4 Reviews & Comments

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manwich2 (May 14, 2021 at 7:11)
Adaptive/hand cycle friendly. Full suspension adaptive Cycle recommended, but not necessary. Assistance will be required to exit using why not trail. There is a log down at the end of why not that is too tall to roll over.
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Zguitar71 (Dec 21, 2020 at 5:11)
Trail Hayes Creek
Very muddy. Top is snow/ice then the long south facing run is slick gooey mud. The entire mountain is muddy.
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Focusedinsanity (Aug 11, 2020 at 16:50)
Trail Hayes Creek
Tore up and dry, top to bottom. Moon dust and vacuum rocks waiting to suck the life out of your tires. Despite that, fast, flowy, and fun. Up top, be ready for some sweet little drops.
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DennBurg (Jul 23, 2017 at 16:58)
Fun area, shorter runs, but easy access and easy trails with lots of options.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    37
More Stats for Corridor to Hayes to Orchard mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,219 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,222 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,219 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -39.7%
  • Grade min
    48.5%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,070 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Why Not - Blue Mountain - Missoula, MT
Why Not - Blue Mountain - Missoula, MT
trail: Why Not
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Orchard  - Blue Mountain - Missoula, MT
Orchard - Blue Mountain - Missoula, MT
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Blue Mountain Main Corridor
Oct 4, 2022 @ 4:58pm
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Why Not
Sep 18, 2022 @ 12:14pm
Sep 18, 2022
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Bluebird
Sep 17, 2022 @ 3:24pm
Sep 17, 2022
Orchard
Sep 15, 2022 @ 1:23pm
Sep 15, 2022
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Hayes Creek
Sep 15, 2022 @ 1:23pm
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