12 miles
Distance
2,494 ft
Climb
-3,345 ft
Descent
01:52:32
Avg time
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8 Miles of Hell Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    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
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 8 Miles of Hell mountain 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
    01:52:32
  • Avg reverse time
    02:12:38
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Status:
on Jun 28, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (4 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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  • Both Directions
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • 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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      8 Miles of Hell Trail Reports

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      Jun 28, 2020 @ 6:50am
      Jun 28, 2020
      Trees have been cleared!
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 10:03pm
      Jun 20, 2020
      Cleared of trees for the first 1.5 miles from Highlands TH. Still trees down after that, but otherwise great trail conditions.
      May 31, 2020 @ 6:31am
      May 31, 2020
      Between the high point and Highland trailhead there is a little snow (easily passable) and quite a few down trees (manageable but significant).
      Jun 26, 2019 @ 12:14am
      Jun 26, 2019
      Great condition!
      Jun 23, 2019 @ 4:08pm
      Jun 23, 2019
      Cleared 12+ trees all clear now!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 43 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 43 miles avg distance
      All
      • 101 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 4, 2019 @ 10:34am
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      57 |
      Aug 1, 2018 @ 1:42pm
      Aug 1, 2018
      58 |
      Aug 1, 2018 @ 1:42pm
      Aug 1, 2018

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      2015 Butte 100
      102 miles
      Butte100 Race Course race
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