8.6 miles
Distance
1,457 ft
Climb
-1,546 ft
Descent
01:23:38
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
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 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 bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -89 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,372 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,396 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,463 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,375 ft
  • Grade
    -0.2%
  • Grade max
    -46.9%
  • Grade min
    42.2%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,947 ft
  • Avg time
    01:23:38
  • Avg reverse time
    01:01:17
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Status:
on Jun 16, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.9 (8 votes)
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      CDT -... Trail Reports

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      Jun 16, 2022 @ 7:45am
      Jun 16, 2022
      A few trees over the trail, and we could not move them. Will need a saw. The trail is in good shape.
      Jun 6, 2022 @ 4:39am
      Jun 6, 2022
      reporter All clear
      May 27, 2022 @ 5:04am
      May 27, 2022
      Trail had been cleared from Pipestone to Beaver Pond junction. I cleared the next mile or so, to just shy of the high point. Lots of deadfall...
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 6:13pm
      Oct 17, 2021
      reporter Drying out quickly on southern aspects, so most of the climb above Pipestone Pass. Lots of snow still on northern aspects. If you decide to ride...
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 6:53pm
      Aug 6, 2021
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
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      • 194 rides
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Flyplanes (Jul 17, 2019 at 12:39)
       Rode from TH at Hwy 90 as an out-n-back. 5 miles up takes you to ridge line with excellent views of Butte MT and the valley. Trail is very well designed with switchbacks and nice tight single track. Trail was damp in places due to recent afternoon rain showers.
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      • + 0
      Simia (May 10, 2020 at 14:10)
       Trail was cleared and mostly dry. The Northside of the main summit had 5-6 snowy switchback patches.
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