4 miles
562 ft
-1,909 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of 1513 Trail

1513 Details

  • Riding area
    The Rattlesnake
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Late June - Oct (depending on snow and blow-down)
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    308 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 8, 2018
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to 1513 trailhead (46.944640, -113.825310)
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1513 Trail Reports

Jul 8, 2018 @ 12:23pm
Jul 8, 2018
Cleared of downed trees by MTBmissoula 7/7/18
Jul 11, 2017 @ 11:21am
Jul 11, 2017
Cleared of deadfall by MTB Missoula on 6/24/17.
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