4.6 miles
Distance
448 ft
Climb
-2,396 ft
Descent
00:32:57
Avg time
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Beargrass Highway Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Montana Snowbowl
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    July - Oct
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #72596 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #36550 in Trail Running
    • #68009 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking

The one singletrack trail up at snowbowl. Fun ~20 min continuous descent, but a little more out of the way. Later on in the summer it does get pretty dusty and big braking bumps develop. No really difficult technical sections, but there are a few exposed areas and steep, loose parts. You can take the chair up on weekends during the summer, ride out the back of the parking lot and up point 6 road, or just go right up the singletrack. Don't ride up when the chair is going though.

Access Info

Ride right under the top of the griz chair, trail takes a left into the trees below the a-frame. From the bottom, ride up the outrun to the bottom of paradise, the singletrack goes out past the ski area boundary.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Beargrass Highway mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,948 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,993 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,941 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,941 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,993 ft
  • Grade
    -8.06%
  • Grade max
    -45.992%
  • Grade min
    36.098%
  • Distance climb
    5,269 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,150 ft
  • Avg time
    00:32:57
  • Avg reverse time
    01:37:44
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Status:
on Aug 27, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.65 (9 votes)
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Beargrass Highway Trail Reports

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      Aug 27, 2021 @ 12:12pm
      Aug 27, 2021
      8/26: trail in good shape, more fun than I was expecting. Only 2 spots chewed up(top of griz and longhorn). Definitely not a bike park type...
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 11:22am
      Aug 1, 2021
      Several very large rocks have rolled into the trail in a few places. Be careful!
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 12:30pm
      Jun 26, 2021
      Opening day, we were assured trail was clear and free from any hazards. The trail itself was free from trees and large rocks but we still had to...
      Jun 4, 2021 @ 10:10pm
      Jun 4, 2021
      reporter
      Dirt is good, but there are more than a handful of downed trees lying across the trail. A chainsaw saw is probably necessary to get everything...
      Sep 1, 2020 @ 9:47am
      Sep 1, 2020
      Top of the mountain is extremely dry and torn up, not the most fun to come through. After the exposed rock section that crosses the east bowl the...
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      Jurabiker (Aug 4, 2017 at 1:25)
       Yowza!!! Great ride.
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