6.0 miles
Distance
75 ft
Climb
-4,051 ft
Descent
00:56:58
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Columbia Mountain back-side #51 Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Columbia Falls
    , Montana
  • Ref Number
    #51
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8121 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

One of the best descents in Montana now that FAMB cleared trees and brush. Easy 2-wheel-drive shuttle via Doris Creek makes it a four to five hour ride. Seriously this is absolutely epic for views and highspeed descending.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Columbia Mountain back-side #51 bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,976 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,179 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,156 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,156 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,179 ft
  • Grade
    -12.5%
  • Grade max
    -77.1%
  • Grade min
    18.4%
  • Distance climb
    1,696 ft
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    587 ft
  • Avg time
    00:56:58
  • Avg reverse time
    02:35:52
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Status:
on Jul 19, 2021
Dry
Avg: 5 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Columbia... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 19, 2021 @ 8:03am
      Jul 19, 2021
      Climbing and descending numbers are wrong. There’s almost no climbing, and the descent is more like 4100’. I’ll possibly update the route...
      Jul 6, 2021 @ 9:20pm
      Jul 6, 2021
      All clear other than a recent report of one new down tree! On July 1, 2021 FAMB’s Flathead Trail Crew finished clearing all 6 miles (4,665 ft of...
      Jul 3, 2021 @ 5:25pm
      Jul 3, 2021
      Jul 3, 2021 @ 5:24pm
      Jul 3, 2021
      Cleared by FAMB this week. In great shape. One new tree down, but rest is good to go.
      Oct 10, 2020 @ 11:56am
      Oct 10, 2020
      reporter On October 1 FAMB partnered with FS to cutback over 35 trees and cleared some early blow down. Enjoy this trail before the snow flies!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 17 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 26 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 24, 2019 @ 10:36pm
      Jul 24, 2019

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      TheDeadSailor (Aug 28, 2020 at 19:30)
       This trail rips. Top 1.5 mile is fast and rough. From there it gets challenging. Lots of body English required navigating some of the jank. Last 2 miles open back up and it’s fast all the way to the bottom.
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      • + 0
      JonThomas (Oct 2, 2020 at 5:54)
       Great job brushing the trail FAMB! What a ripper.
      [Reply]

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