4 miles
Distance
562 ft
Climb
-1,909 ft
Descent
01:26:11
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of 1513 Trail

1513 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    The Rattlesnake
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Late June - Oct (depending on snow and blow-down)
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #26764 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Manager

Trail 1513 is a ridgeline descent in the Rattlesnake backcountry that's got it all. Steeps, exposure, rocky sections, creek crossings, and tight switchbacks on singletrack that climbs then descends through lodgepole forest.

To access this trail, look for a vague cut-off trail with a cairn heading north as you approach Sheep Mountain from the south. This trail sees only occasional use due to deadfall but when cleared, it is a slightly shorter route to the East Fork of Rattlesnake Creek #514 than riding over the summit of Sheep Mountain. The trail follows the prominent ridge to the north of Sheep Mountain before joining the East Fork Trail. Check in with the Forest Service or the local trail group (MTB Missoula) for information on the condition of this trail.

Access Info

Drive north out of Missoula on Van Buren into the Rattlesnake valley and follow signs to the main recreation trailhead. From there, ride up Woods Gulch to the start of trail 513.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 1513 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,348 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,705 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,338 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,214 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,866 ft
  • Grade
    -7.129%
  • Grade max
    -56.601%
  • Grade min
    27.814%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    308 ft
  • Avg time
    01:26:11
  • Avg reverse time
    01:27:42
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Status:
on Aug 23, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      1513 Trail Reports

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      Aug 23, 2020 @ 9:14am
      Aug 23, 2020
      reporter Trail is in great shape. I cleared a few smaller trees with a handsaw. There was one tree that was too big for me to cut. It's about 10 inches in...
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 3:50pm
      Aug 3, 2020
      Real good dirt right now, but a bit brushy. One tree is down about halfway on the descent, but it's right after a tight switchback so there's...
      Jun 28, 2020 @ 7:01pm
      Jun 28, 2020
      Cleared by mtb Missoula on 6/27. Little snow up top but ideal so the way down
      Sep 27, 2019 @ 7:34am
      Sep 27, 2019
      Entire downhill from sheep mountain trail is clear of trees but there's a handful down on the uphill. We cut out 4 or 5 and left 4 or 5 that could...
      Jul 8, 2018 @ 12:23pm
      Jul 8, 2018
      Cleared of downed trees by MTBmissoula 7/7/18
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 10 rides
      • 29 miles avg distance
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      Aug 16, 2020 @ 2:37pm
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      Aug 16, 2020 @ 2:34pm
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      Aug 16, 2020 @ 2:34pm
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      Sep 27, 2019 @ 7:35am
      Sep 27, 2019

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