3 miles
18 ft
-2,255 ft
1 miles
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Burnt Fork Trail

Burnt Fork Details

  • Riding area
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,238 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,497 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,735 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,497 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • 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
Directions to burnt-fork-74591 trailhead (47.255327, -114.609447)
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1 Review & Comments

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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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