12 miles
Distance
2,494 ft
Climb
-3,345 ft
Descent
01:49:23
Avg time
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8 Miles of Hell Details

  • Riding Area
    Butte
    Butte, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3829 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Affectionately known as the 8 Miles of Hell, this leg of the famous Butte 100 race has seen lots of improvement since it was named and is a fantastic piece of remote single track. Often covered with trees this section is best ridden after mid July to give the local land management agencies and rides time to clear the trail for you (or better yet, bring a saw and help out).

Access Info

Park at the Highlands Picnic area by following Roosevelt Drive off of Mt Hwy 2 (go straight, it turns into Moose Ck and Shiloh Ln, just stay straight on the main Rd). The other end of the ride ends at Pipestone Pass at the top of MT Hwy 2 between Butte and Whitehall.

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More Stats for 8 Miles of Hell bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -850 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,465 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,931 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,315 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,465 ft
  • Grade
    -1.381%
  • Grade max
    -42.928%
  • Grade min
    46.515%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    01:49:23
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Status:
on Jun 9, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      8 Miles of Hell Trail Reports

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      Jun 9, 2018 @ 10:08pm
      Jun 9, 2018
      Cleared over 10 trees crossing trail. Clear before Toll Canyon. Toll canyon still has multiple snags crossing trail. A few little trees left above...
      May 28, 2018 @ 2:10pm
      May 28, 2018
      Probably at least a month’s worth of snow to melt out for more than a mile, two miles west of Limekiln. Also many trees down west of Limekiln...
      Jun 19, 2017 @ 10:30am
      Jun 19, 2017
      About 8 trees down
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      8 Miles of Hell, Kalispell

      Routes with this trail

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      2015 Butte 100
      102 miles
      Butte100 Race Course race
      100 miles

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