3 miles
Distance
18 ft
Climb
-2,255 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
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Burnt Fork Details

  • Riding Area
    Missoula
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Burnt Fork trail descends from the Reservation Divide back down to the Ninemile Valley. It descends a long way over a short distance with only a few rocky spots near the top. It does have large logs placed across the trail at regular intervals as waterbars which will slow you down.

Access Info

From the Beginning of the reservation divide trail at the top of McCormack creek road it is 12mi to the top of the Burnt fork trail. To reach the bottom, drive up ninemile road. 11mi after the left turn and end of pavement, go right at the junction onto forest road 5498 for another 5mi to the trailhead

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More Stats for Burnt Fork bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,238 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,497 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,735 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,497 ft
  • Grade
    -13.422%
  • Grade max
    -33.59%
  • Grade min
    7.388%
  • Distance climb
    374 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    433 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
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  • 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
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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Directions to burnt-fork-74591 trailhead (47.255327, -114.609447)
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Burnt Fork, Missoula
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Burnt Fork, Missoula
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Burnt Fork, Missoula

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag rth009 (Feb 5, 2018 at 20:07)
 Has anybody ridden up this? I’m curious about an out and back up burnt fork and onto the reservation divide to a high point and then back
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