4 miles
Distance
262 ft
Climb
-1,328 ft
Descent
01:42:30
Avg time

Blacktail to Herron Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Herron Park
    Kalispell, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    July to Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #40309 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Great all mountain trail that is mostly downhill.

More Stats for Blacktail to Herron bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,067 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,589 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,701 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,701 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,635 ft
  • Grade
    -5.038%
  • Grade max
    -43.834%
  • Grade min
    29.105%
  • Distance climb
    4,616 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,395 ft
  • Avg time
    01:42:30
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Status:
on Sep 18, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • 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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to blacktail-to-herron trailhead (48.114480, -114.389070)
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      Blacktail to Herron Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 18, 2018 @ 12:23pm
      Sep 18, 2018
      9/15/18 Trail in fine condition from Blacktail to Chase,no issues.
      Jul 11, 2018 @ 8:36pm
      Jul 11, 2018
      This “trail” is crappy. It’s just an old double track that is so severely overgrown that the entrance is basically invisible and the rest of...
      Jul 31, 2017 @ 6:44am
      Jul 31, 2017
      Dry and dusty trail, but super fun. Love the ridge trail. Rode to the connector trail from Chase overlook and back.
      Apr 28, 2015 @ 4:04pm
      Apr 28, 2015
      All three routes are clear from Emmons Saddle down. The top is still snow.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 0 rides
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      All
      • 16 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      220 |
      Feb 21, 2019 @ 7:00pm
      Feb 21, 2019
      16 |
      Sep 18, 2018 @ 12:32pm
      Sep 18, 2018
      16 |
      Sep 18, 2018 @ 12:32pm
      Sep 18, 2018
      19 |
      Sep 18, 2018 @ 12:28pm
      Sep 18, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      Historic 71-A option
      8 miles
      East Ridge option
      9 miles
      Herron to Green Gate
      9 miles
      West Ridge option
      11 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag ellipsed (Jul 10, 2018 at 13:03)
       Do not recommend trying to follow this trail all the way to the end.

      The last quarter of this is so overgrown that you can't see the trail at all.

      Highly recommend sticking with www.trailforks.com/trails/ftbt-new-trail
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Pepperman60 (Sep 18, 2018 at 8:46)
       9/15/2018 The whole trail is open and maintained.You need GOOD brakes! Approx. 17.5 miles from the top of Blacktail MT. to the parking area @ Herron Park.It's mostly somewhat technical single track with some double track thrown in.1 nice shelter about half way down.Loads of view points.
      [Reply]

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