8.9 miles
Distance
1,414 ft
Climb
-1,508 ft
Descent
01:27:19
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Butte
    , Montana
  • AKA
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer/Fall
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #10255 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #57371 in Trail Running
    • #54431 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Classic Butte singletrack showcases some of the best of the CDT. Hard climbs, switchbacks, granite, sand, and amazing views make this a local favorite and the final 9 miles of the Butte 100 mountain bike race.

Access Info

Park in the gravel lot on the South side of I-90 off the Homestake exit at the top of the pass. Access the other end of the trail from MT Hwy 2, park at the top of Pipestone pass.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for CDT - Pipestone-Homestake multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -91 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,371 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,390 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,464 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,375 ft
  • Grade
    -0.2%
  • Grade max
    -36.4%
  • Grade min
    30%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,196 ft
  • Avg time
    01:27:19
  • Avg reverse time
    01:26:11
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      CDT -... Trail Reports

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      Jun 14, 2024 @ 7:40am
      2 days
      Trail is all clear of trees!
      May 18, 2024 @ 7:53pm
      May 18, 2024
      reporter TLDR - There are only 5 trees remaining on this trail, just south of the summit. Trail is snow and mud free. A lot of tree clearing work...
      May 12, 2024 @ 9:19am
      May 12, 2024
      Many downed trees
      Nov 12, 2023 @ 7:34pm
      Nov 12, 2023
      Slow tacky sand, probably better in the cold morning. November 12, really?
      Sep 10, 2023 @ 8:42am
      Sep 10, 2023
      Perfect dirt
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 1 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
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      • 334 rides
      • Last: Jun 15, 2024

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