6 miles
Distance
645 ft
Climb
-2,742 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
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Buttercup Details

  • Riding area
    Hamilton
    Hamilton, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Late April to October
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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.

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More Stats for Buttercup mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,097 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,946 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,057 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,960 ft
  • Grade
    -6.753%
  • Grade max
    -28.426%
  • Grade min
    18.691%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
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1 Review & Comments

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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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