4.0 miles
Distance
1,232 ft
Climb
-50 ft
Descent
00:58:22
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
  • 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
    • 100 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 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,181 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,793 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,975 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,793 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,972 ft
  • Grade
    5.6%
  • Grade max
    -14.9%
  • Grade min
    42.3%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    1,407 ft
  • Distance flat
    873 ft
  • Avg time
    00:58:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:38:53
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Status:
on Sep 17, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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      4-Mile Basin Trail Reports

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      Sep 17, 2022 @ 10:16am
      Sep 17, 2022
      Great shape all the way. New single track from the lower trailhead almost finished.
      Aug 10, 2022 @ 12:47pm
      Aug 10, 2022
      Dry conditions and lots of hikers
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 9:32am
      Jul 1, 2022
      reporter The common wet areas when you get closer to the lake. Otherwise the rest of the trail is in great shape!
      Sep 3, 2021 @ 1:42pm
      Sep 3, 2021
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 8:08am
      Jun 26, 2021
      reporter This is as good as it gets!
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      • 26 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      • 74 rides
      • Last: Oct 17, 2022

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 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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      • + 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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