6.0 miles
Distance
59 ft
Climb
-4,036 ft
Descent
00:53:04
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
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 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
    00:53:04
  • Avg reverse time
    03:36:16
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Status:
on Aug 6, 2022
Dry
Avg: 5 (6 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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      Columbia... Trail Reports

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      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...
      Jul 29, 2022 @ 8:26am
      Jul 29, 2022
      Our Trail Crew spent 3 days this week repairing the tread that was torn out from root balls in the trail, trees falling, and water damage. There...
      Jul 16, 2022 @ 9:24pm
      Jul 16, 2022
      Many many many downed trees obliterating the trail in the middle switchbacks. 2 hours of bikeschwacking to get around, over, and through it. Wish...
      Sep 14, 2021 @ 7:25am
      Sep 14, 2021
      Fast and epic downhill. Great condition with one down tree towards the bottom. It's on a switchback so it's easy to see and stop for.
      Aug 24, 2021 @ 2:13pm
      Aug 24, 2021
      One tree down about 1.5 miles from bottom. Have to pick up over, unless you have mad bunny hop skills. Also, pretty sure this is a DH oriented...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 58 rides
      • Last: Aug 9, 2022

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      Jul 16, 2022 @ 9:25pm
      Jul 16, 2022

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      jimlii (Aug 19, 2021 at 12:13)
      Excellent downhill, wouldn’t be too bad going up either. This is definitely not a double black, especially compared to the front-side black rated trail. Very few technical features but lots of exposed narrow singletrack. Trail is in excellent condition as of 8/18/21
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      • + 2
      JonThomas (Oct 2, 2020 at 5:54)
      Great job brushing the trail FAMB! What a ripper.
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      • + 1
      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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