6.5 miles
Distance
315 ft
Climb
-2,560 ft
Descent
01:00:07
Avg time
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Beardance Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Kalispell
    , Montana
  • AKA
    #76
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #49336 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #57246 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail was rated the 5th best mountain bike trail in the state and you can shuttle it. Just drive up Crane Mountain road 9 miles to the top trail-head. From the top you start with an easy climb for 1.5 miles then it's time to go down. This trail will keep you on your toes or put you on the ground. Either way you'll remember this trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Beardance mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,245 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,076 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,603 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,321 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,077 ft
  • Grade
    -6.5%
  • Grade max
    -72.1%
  • Grade min
    20.9%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,362 ft
  • Avg time
    01:00:07
  • Avg reverse time
    01:35:01
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on Nov 4, 2023
Dry
Avg: 4.15 (14 votes)
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      Beardance Trail Reports

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      Nov 4, 2023 @ 2:05pm
      Nov 4, 2023
      100% clear top to bottom... shuttle road is a bit of a muddy mess though from logging operation
      Nov 3, 2023 @ 7:27pm
      Nov 3, 2023
      4 miles from the bottom is now completely clear.
      Aug 13, 2023 @ 5:14am
      Aug 13, 2023
      Two trees down in the switchback section, and relatively overgrown. It's not terrible, but definitely take it slower to avoid pedal strikes. The...
      Jul 6, 2023 @ 7:52am
      Jul 6, 2023
      Ride report - great trail. One large ponderosa pine fell across the trail on the lower part of the trail below the intersection with Phillips....
      Jul 6, 2023 @ 7:52am
      Jul 6, 2023
      One large tree down across the trail below the intersection with Phillips.
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      • 136 rides
      • Last: Oct 15, 2023

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