4 miles
1,621 ft
-237 ft
Avg time
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Bear Canyon Road Details

  • Riding area
    Gallatin Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3,844 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,577 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 19, 2018
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Bear Canyon Road Trail Reports

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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