7 miles
Distance
483 ft
Climb
-2,749 ft
Descent
01:00:14
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Beardance Trail

Beardance Details

  • Riding Area
    Kalispell
    Kalispell, Montana
  • AKA
    #76
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #19385 in Mountain Biking

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
More Stats for Beardance bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,266 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,055 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,607 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,321 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,055 ft
  • Grade max
    -59.815%
  • Grade min
    48.358%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    01:00:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:08
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Status:
on Oct 1, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.1 (9 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 beardance trailhead (47.948599, -113.964473)
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Beardance Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 1, 2018 @ 8:27am
Oct 1, 2018
PRIMO!
Aug 17, 2018 @ 11:23am
Aug 17, 2018
Map directions from Driod vs iPhone varied. Plan up route carefully if planning to shuttle. Not an great choice given the amount of high quality...
Jul 22, 2018 @ 10:19am
Jul 22, 2018
Jul 12, 2018 @ 2:29pm
Jul 12, 2018
First mile or so is pretty techy on the way up with rocks, roots and a couple stream crossings so there are some slightly wet sections. We...
Jul 31, 2017 @ 11:27am
Jul 31, 2017
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Jun 3, 2017 @ 6:57am
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Beardance, Kalispell
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Apr 10, 2017 @ 6:45pm
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Apr 10, 2017 @ 6:45pm
Apr 10, 2017
Beardance, Kalispell

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag Shelithomas (Jul 15, 2018 at 6:11)
 Rode this trail yesterday, without a shuttle. Parked up the road where Phillips Trail comes out and then rode up the road 6 miles to Beardance trailhead. Rode Beardance to start of Phillips and then UP Phillips...OMG! What a sufferfest! I'll never ride Beardance again without a shuttle! Park at the Beardance trailhead and ride it all the way down...riding up Phillips is a major hike a bike!
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