5 miles
Distance
448 ft
Climb
-2,396 ft
Descent
00:28:19
Avg time
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Beargrass Highway Details

  • Riding Area
    Montana Snowbowl
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    July - Oct
  • Global Ranking
    #18984 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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
More Stats for Beargrass Highway bike 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
    00:28:19
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:36
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Status:
on Jun 30, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.15 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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
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      Beargrass Highway Trail Reports

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      Jun 30, 2018 @ 7:09pm
      Jun 30, 2018
      A couple streams running through the trail, only one of which you might want to walk across.
      Sep 11, 2016 @ 7:51pm
      Sep 11, 2016
      Cleared a tree. Trail riding great. Bummer it was the last day
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      • 28 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Jurabiker (Aug 4, 2017 at 1:25)
       Yowza!!! Great ride.
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