4 miles
Distance
1,149 ft
Climb
-66 ft
Descent
01:02:11
Avg time
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4-Mile Basin Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Anaconda
    , Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Late May-October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #92146 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is an out and back to the beautiful 4-Mile Basin Mountain Lake. Bring a lunch and enjoy the view at the top, before coming back down. Feel like a little more riding? Ride over to Lower Twin Lakes to see another mountain lake before you come back out. The trail is fairly new and and non-technical until the last mile to the lake. This mile is a classic old trail that will challenge you.

Access Info

You can drive the old dirt road near the bottom of Spring Hill, up to the trailhead(a vehicle with good clearance is recommended). You can add a bit more to the ride by parking at the Spring Hill Picnic Area and riding the dirt road up to the trailhead. This doesn't take much more time for fit riders then driving in, but coming out is actually much faster on a bike then driving.

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More Stats for 4-Mile Basin mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,083 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,881 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,975 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,881 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,964 ft
  • Grade
    5.379%
  • Grade max
    -11.059%
  • Grade min
    16.872%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1,570 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,434 ft
  • Avg time
    01:02:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:51:45
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Status:
on Sep 4, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 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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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
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  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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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      4-Mile Basin Trail Reports

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      Sep 4, 2020 @ 8:15pm
      Sep 4, 2020
      Riding well.
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 5:07pm
      Jul 11, 2020
      reporter Still a few muddy and wet spots up high. You can ride it, but it's a bit messy. Might give it another week or two if you want to miss the mud.
      May 26, 2020 @ 10:53am
      May 26, 2020
      As of Memorial Day 2020, 6-8 inches of Snow covering trail about about 2.5miles in, trail is wet due to runoff from snow, give it a couple weeks
      Jun 21, 2019 @ 11:42am
      Jun 21, 2019
      reporter
      Aug 10, 2018 @ 8:11am
      Aug 10, 2018
      reporter Riding great!
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      6 Months
      • 12 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
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      • 7 rides
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag MattinButte ATS (Aug 17, 2019 at 20:43)
       Today I rode to both the twin lakes and 4-Mile Basin Lakes (There is also an upper one). If I was to choose one over the other, I would recommend 4-Mile Basin, but that's just my personal preference. The climb is more consistent, the downhill is faster, the views are better and the lakes are higher and deeper (great for swimming if you like cold water!)
      As for the access road to the parking lot, it was fine for our little old subaru forester in dry conditions. The worst part of the road is the last half mile, and there are places to pull over/turn around if it gets too much for your vehicle.
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      • + 0
      flag bizango-x (Sep 4, 2020 at 20:25)
       Both legs of this “Y” are worth doing. 4 Mile Basin is a little easier technically, but has some steeper climbs.
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