1 miles
Distance
152 ft
Climb
-24 ft
Descent
00:05:35
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Blue Mountain
    Missoula, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #3.01
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Snow Grooming
    Backcountry
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, CX, Gravel
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #44448 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The lower portion of the Blue Mountain National Recreation Trail starts at the main parking lot and climbs up a broad dirt path to the northwest. The trail narrows before entering the first of two draws and then traverses across an open slope before intersecting Blue Mountain Road. The trail continues on the other side of the road all the way to the top of Blue Mountain. But that portion is not open to bicycles.

More Stats for Blue Mountain National Recreation Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    128 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,215 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,343 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,215 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,343 ft
  • Grade
    1.8%
  • Grade max
    -9.7%
  • Grade min
    11.3%
  • Distance climb
    4,416 ft
  • Distance down
    1,129 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,381 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:32
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Status:
on Nov 15, 2019
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
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      Blue Mountain... Trail Reports

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      Nov 15, 2019 @ 7:02am
      Nov 15, 2019
      reporter Not bad. Recommend riding when it's frozen. If thawed, could be nasty.
      Jul 27, 2019 @ 5:30pm
      Jul 27, 2019
      Apr 15, 2019 @ 5:40pm
      Apr 15, 2019
      reporter
      Apr 13, 2019 @ 10:03am
      Apr 13, 2019
      reporter
      Oct 25, 2018 @ 4:52pm
      Oct 25, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 71 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 264 rides
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