6 miles
645 ft
-2,742 ft
Avg time
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Buttercup Details

  • Riding Area
    Hamilton, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Late April to October
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

When the trail leaves the road when heading east to west, there is a half mile of climbing with a least two, maybe three lung busting, but rideable pitches. From the top it is mostly flowy downhill with several short, steep climbs tossed in to make sure you earn a least some of the descent.

At the bottom, there are a series of sketchy switchbacks on a steep exposed hillside. Treat them with respect.

Access Info

Head up Sleeping Child Rd south of Hamilton and stop at Red Barn Bicycles if you need some emergency work done. Ride, drive, and with combination of both drive up Black Tail Point Rd. Try and find where the single track leaves the road. There is no sign.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Buttercup bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,097 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,946 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,147 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,057 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,960 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Avg time
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Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to buttercup trailhead (46.096681, -114.055723)
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag DennBurg (Jul 23, 2017 at 16:54)
 Early July 17. Trail did not appear to have been ridden much, grown partly over. Needs more use or maintenance.

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