1.1 miles
Distance
343 ft
Climb
-78 ft
Descent
00:12:23
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Cherry Gulch Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    North Hills
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Snow Grooming
    Backcountry
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #18992 in Hiking [+]
    • #1910 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Hiking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Owner
    City of Missoula

The trail leaves the North Hills Ridge trail and drops down a series of switchbacks into a small valley. It then follows the valley up a gentle grade. At the head of the valley the trail swings west and climbs through switchbacks across a steep hillside to rejoin the North Hills Ridge trail.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Cherry Gulch hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    264 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,396 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,727 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,449 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,713 ft
  • Grade
    4.517%
  • Grade max
    -23.73%
  • Grade min
    22.287%
  • Distance climb
    4,573 ft
  • Distance down
    885 ft
  • Distance flat
    381 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:23
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on Mar 17, 2024
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      Cherry Gulch Trail Reports

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      Mar 17, 2024 @ 11:12pm
      Mar 17, 2024
      Nov 14, 2023 @ 8:27am
      Nov 14, 2023
      Mar 28, 2023 @ 3:17am
      Mar 28, 2023
      Mix mud and dry dirt with some lingering icy patches in shaded areas.
      Feb 4, 2022 @ 10:03am
      Feb 4, 2022
      Feb 12, 2021 @ 3:44pm
      Feb 12, 2021
      reporter Mix of hard packed snow and wind blown snow drifts.
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