9 miles
Distance
2,786 ft
Climb
-875 ft
Descent
02:34:00
Avg time
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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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #12625 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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.

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More Stats for Bangtail Divide South (IMBA Epic) 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
    02:34:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:40
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Status:
on Aug 8, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Bangtail Divide... Trail Reports

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      Aug 8, 2018 @ 9:05am
      Aug 8, 2018
      Jul 19, 2018 @ 9:39am
      Jul 19, 2018
      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.
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      Jun 8, 2018 @ 12:40pm
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      Jun 8, 2018 @ 12:39pm
      Jun 8, 2018
      Bangtail Divide South (IMBA Epic)

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      3 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
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag mtnranger (Jun 13, 2018 at 6:20)
       Amazing trail, fantastic construction
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      • + 0
      flag PWilly6 (Jul 18, 2018 at 22:10)
       Lost iPhone on trail today, please comment if found!!
      [Reply]

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