In the wake of recent trail closures, this route is the best way to ride the remaining trails in the Wakina Sky area of the South Hills. Note that the Bum's Rush portion of the Black Forest Trail crosses private lands, and future access is unsecured. Regular trail maintenance can't be assumed, and watch out for fallen trees. Please ride respectfully, and cross the bottom of the gulch onto Grizzly Gulch Road quickly and quietly.
The climb to the top of Stairway to Heaven isn't too bad, although the last fall line pitch feels steeper than it looks. Get ready to work for the climb on the other side, though. The climb to the top of the Black Forest and Bum's Rush is a lung-buster.
This route starts and ends at the Park Avenue Building parking lot.
Local Trail AssociationMontana Bicycle Guild (www.montanabicycleguild.org)
Trails in Route
Bike typeAM, XC
More Stats for Wakina Sky: Stairway - Bum's Rush mountain bike route
Altitude min4,148 ft
Altitude start4,149 ft
Altitude end4,148 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat2,432 ft
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Recent Trail Reports Along Route
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