6.0 miles
Distance
59 ft
Climb
-4,036 ft
Descent
01:19:57
Avg time
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Columbia Falls
    , Montana
  • Ref Number
    #51
  • AKA
    #51
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #16590 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #77714 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 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 multi-use 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
    -70.1%
  • Grade min
    24.7%
  • Distance climb
    1,447 ft
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    663 ft
  • Avg time
    01:19:57
  • Avg reverse time
    03:04:48
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on Jun 19, 2023
Ideal
Avg: 4.9 (8 votes)
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      Columbia... Trail Reports

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      Jun 19, 2023 @ 6:39pm
      Jun 19, 2023
      All clear! Brush growing in quick, but still decent vis for now. Watch those pedals and uphill bar.
      Sep 16, 2022 @ 7:10pm
      Sep 16, 2022
      Previous report was from July 15th (weird glitch)- trail is currently riding great! It has been cleared and great tread work completed by FAMB.
      Sep 13, 2022 @ 4:08pm
      Sep 13, 2022
      Impassable, too many trees down to count on the switchback section mid trail. Trail will also need extensive tread work to repair.
      Sep 3, 2022 @ 1:52pm
      Sep 3, 2022
      Trail is riding great after the clearing and rebuild by FAMB. This is one of the best DH's anywhere. Git sum!
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 1:28pm
      Aug 6, 2022
      98% good to go. Still a couple tricky sections around root balls, and one large-ish tree down, but they're not a big deal. Work from famb and...
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      • 3 rides
      • 36.0 km avg distance
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      • 84 rides
      • Last: Jul 9, 2023

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