8.6 miles
Distance
1,965 ft
Climb
-2,052 ft
Descent
01:34:52
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of CDT Pipestone-Homestake Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Butte
    , Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer/Fall
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3183 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 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 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -87 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,380 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,388 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,474 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,387 ft
  • Grade
    -0.192%
  • Grade max
    -51.256%
  • Grade min
    88.164%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,469 ft
  • Avg time
    01:34:52
  • Avg reverse time
    01:57:42
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Jun 7, 2021
Dry
Avg: 5 (8 votes)

view (149)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
      Directions to cdt-pipestonehomestake trailhead (45.855930, -112.439640)
      update trails status or condition

      CDT... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 7, 2021 @ 1:07pm
      Jun 7, 2021
      All Clear! No trees down on the entire trail. Not even a patch of snow to be seen or even mud in the middle.
      May 27, 2021 @ 1:26pm
      May 27, 2021
      Cleared 9 trees from Homestake to the top. Some patches of snow near the top on N facing slopes.
      May 25, 2021 @ 10:12am
      May 25, 2021
      Up to the Beaver Ponds junction there are some sections of 1-2" of snow, but it's all rideable. There were a few small trees down and I moved the...
      May 15, 2021 @ 1:04pm
      May 15, 2021
      Cleared 10-12 trees from 5 miles at the top down to Beavertail junction. Few small patches of snow near the top on north facing slopes.
      May 7, 2021 @ 4:05pm
      May 7, 2021
      From Highway 2, dry to the Beaver Ponds trail. Lots of trees down above that intersection, but probably dry to the top.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 6 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      All
      • 144 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      59 |
      Sep 6, 2020 @ 7:22am
      Sep 6, 2020
      62 |
      Sep 6, 2020 @ 7:22am
      Sep 6, 2020
      46 |
      Sep 5, 2020 @ 7:03pm
      Sep 5, 2020
      42 |
      Sep 5, 2020 @ 7:03pm
      Sep 5, 2020

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      90 to Beaver to top of Limekiln
      30 miles
      2015 Butte 100
      102 miles
      Butte100 Race Course race
      100 miles

      Trail Products

      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]

      Post a Comment



      Videos

      no videos have been added for CDT Pipestone-Homestake yet, add a video.
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.