4 miles
Distance
1,621 ft
Climb
-237 ft
Descent
00:32:26
Avg time
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Bear Canyon Road Details

  • Riding Area
    Gallatin Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #37136 in Mountain Biking

This starts off as a pretty easy fire road climb, and would be a fast, but not wildly exciting decent coming from Chestnut Mtn.
As the trail goes on it gets more primitive.
Once you hit the field with the old homestead, the trail takes a left and heads straight up the hill for a mile or so.
This section is the some of the steepest trail I've seen. Good luck.

At the top you'll see a trail sign to get to Chestnut.

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More Stats for Bear Canyon Road bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,385 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,478 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,864 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,479 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,864 ft
  • Grade
    6.341%
  • Grade max
    -47.819%
  • Grade min
    61.679%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3,844 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,577 ft
  • Avg time
    00:32:26
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:16
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Status:
on Sep 19, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to bear-canyon-road trailhead (45.607050, -110.921520)
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Bear Canyon Road Trail Reports

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Sep 19, 2018 @ 1:27pm
Sep 19, 2018
Very muddy after bear lakes turnoff. Lots and lots of fresh cow crap
Jul 17, 2018 @ 3:18pm
Jul 17, 2018
Some was very dry. Some was extremely muddy.
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Jul 31, 2018 @ 6:05am
Jul 31, 2018
Bear Canyon Road, My City

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag Schmi1 (Jul 17, 2018 at 15:17)
 Starts out as a typical Bozeman hiking trail with a fair amount of space to pass. Nothing special until it reaches a fun section with lots of opportunities for jumps on the way down (in about the middle). The rest of the ride is extremely steep.

I rate the ride 3 stars. I would give it more but the trail is prone to mud and has tons of mosquitoes/flies to deal with.
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