17.8 miles
Distance
3,747 ft
Climb
-3,746 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Long day loop, bring your water.

Detailed Description
Deadman's Ridge Loop is a 18 mile less popular expert route located near Missoula Montana. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 3,747 ft with a max elevation of 6,450 ft then descends -3,746 ft.
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3 Reviews & Comments

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AlbatrossCafe (Jul 6, 2022 at 20:11)
Really solid trail. Only rated four stars because I have to save the five for something spectacular - Coming from WA state I am a bit spoiled! Relentless trail, but fun all the way down. I shuttled up with my dual crown bike and hiked it to the lookout. Only had to push in three or four spots coming down. Took about an hour.
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morgsta (Apr 25, 2021 at 11:43)
Pretty wet and leaving ruts. There is also a tree downed 3/4 of the way up.
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mtshakira (Jun 3, 2020 at 20:43)
Really rutted out and steep, road is probably a better option going up.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Deadman's Ridge Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,218 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,219 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,219 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -59.8%
  • Grade min
    58.5%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
Avg: 1 (1 votes)
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