9 miles
Distance
2,786 ft
Climb
-875 ft
Descent
03:58:46
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Bangtail Divide South (IMBA Epic) Trail

Details

  • Riding area
    Bangtail Divide
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Oct
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

This IMBA Epic is one of the most famous rides around Bozeman for a reason, stunning views of the Bridger and Crazy Mountains and mile after mile of glorious singletrack. Trail can be ridden in either direction although most people ride it south to north in order to take advantage of the switchback intensive climb of Stone Creek and the fast and flowy descent of Grassy Mountain.

Access Info

Take MT Hwy 86/Bridger Canyon Drive North from Bozeman. Either leave a car at the Bracket Creek Trailhead (100 feet up Bracket Creek Road which is past Bridger Ski Area) to shuttle you back to Stone Creek once the singletrack part of the ride is complete or grind out a few road miles as a cool down at the end of the ride back to Stone Creek.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bangtail Divide South (IMBA Epic) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,911 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,679 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,836 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,679 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,590 ft
  • Grade
    4.016%
  • Grade max
    -46.133%
  • Grade min
    100.632%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,273 ft
  • Avg time
    03:58:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:40
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Status:
on Jun 8, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (10 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to bangtail-divide-south-imba-epic-25137 trailhead (45.763770, -110.853840)
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Bangtail Divide... Trail Reports

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Jun 8, 2018 @ 12:37pm
Jun 8, 2018
Amazing trail. I rode bangertail south until about 1.5km before end of this trail segment (I'm Canadian). Then there were many, many downed trees...
May 29, 2018 @ 3:19pm
May 29, 2018
dry up to about 5.5 miles. then snow. very pretty out and fun ride
May 18, 2018 @ 3:42pm
May 18, 2018
Slimey with intermittent muddy sections and puddles up to the second road crossing. Still needs some sunny days to be in good condition.
Jul 9, 2017 @ 3:36pm
Jul 9, 2017
Jul 2, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Jul 2, 2017
A few short sections that are still a little wet, but otherwise is riding amazing. They just had a foot race and the whole trail is in great shape.
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Jun 8, 2018 @ 12:40pm
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Bangtail Divide South (IMBA Epic)
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Jun 8, 2018 @ 12:39pm
Jun 8, 2018
Bangtail Divide South (IMBA Epic)

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag flow424 (Jul 31, 2017 at 8:54)
 Motorized access is destroying this trail. Sad to see a epic trail slowly erode into a rutted v rather than smooth flowing singletrack
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  • + 0
flag Erinb211 (Jun 13, 2018 at 6:20)
 Amazing trail, fantastic construction
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