3.8 miles
Distance
1,149 ft
Climb
-66 ft
Descent
01:02:08
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of 4-Mile Basin Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

4-Mile Basin Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Anaconda
    , Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Late May-October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #62171 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for 4-Mile Basin mountain bike trail 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
    01:02:08
  • Avg reverse time
    01:03:06
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Status:
on Sep 3, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      4-Mile Basin Trail Reports

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      Sep 3, 2021 @ 1:42pm
      Sep 3, 2021
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 8:08am
      Jun 26, 2021
      reporter This is as good as it gets!
      Jun 3, 2021 @ 5:48pm
      Jun 3, 2021
      reporter Still snow cover on the trail a mile or so from the lake.
      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.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 19 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 23 rides
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      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
      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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