11.2 miles
Distance
2,092 ft
Climb
-2,087 ft
Descent
4,967 ft
High Point

A typical route from Lincoln Hills to Three Larches and back on Sidewinder. Nice intermediate singletrack ride.

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MTBM - Three Larches/Sidewinder - Blue is a 11 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Missoula Montana. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 2,092 ft with a max elevation of 4,967 ft then descends -2,087 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ridelogs
    8
More Stats for MTBM - Three Larches/Sidewinder - Blue mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    5 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,723 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,723 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,727 ft
  • Grade max
    -60.2%
  • Grade min
    49.8%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,776 ft
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Three Larch - Missoula, MT
Three Larch - Missoula, MT
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Sidewinder - Missoula, MT
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Tree cleared with folding saw.....13 minutes. Carry one of these if you can
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