6 miles
693 ft
-1,990 ft
Avg time
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Bobtail Ridge Details

  • Riding area
    Libby, Montana
  • AKA
    Lindy Peak
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    One Direction
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  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
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  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Kootenai National Forest

Bobtail Ridge is an excellent cross-country / all-mountain ride. A loop ride takes a bit of effort, but is well with the trip down. The trail is well-maintained as a biking trial. The trail begins with several miles of rolling ridgeline. It consists of alternating gentle ups and downs, with several steep climbs. At approximately 3.5 miles, the trail becomes all downhill with section of great switchbacks. Start on the north end and head south.

Access Info

Bobtail ridge can be accessed via 2 separate gravel road climbs. Both can be arduous uphill grinds, but well worth it once you hit the trails. The first option is National Forest road 6146. Turn west off Bobtail Rd onto NF6146. Park at the first Y and being the climb up taking the right side of the Y. The second option is head up Quartz Mountain Rd. Head north on Quartz Mountain Rd. Park near the intersection with 6146. Begin the ride heading north on 6146, turning right on FR6704. Continue to the trailhead on the right. The last option would be to shuttle riders to the trailhead.

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More Stats for Bobtail Ridge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,297 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,912 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,368 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,211 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,914 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,022 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 14, 2018
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to bobtail-ridge-59962 trailhead (48.500040, -115.631200)
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Bobtail Ridge Trail Reports

Jul 14, 2018 @ 10:44am
Jul 14, 2018
Rode July 12 / 2018. Dry and clear of downed trees. Fun trail.
Jun 21, 2018 @ 7:04am
Jun 21, 2018
Rode June 20th, All clear and riding great
Sep 8, 2017 @ 12:39pm
Sep 8, 2017
Area closed due to active fire activity in the area.
May 15, 2017 @ 11:53am
May 15, 2017
Just a few trees down
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag rth009 (Aug 31, 2016 at 9:08)
 Can you ride this out and back?
  • + 1
flag chopki (Oct 13, 2017 at 13:50)
 You could but it's super steep in places; the ride up the Forest Service road isn't bad

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