3 miles
Distance
847 ft
Climb
-557 ft
Descent
01:03:32
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Continental Divide National Scenic 337 Trail

Details

  • Riding area
    Helena
    Helena, Montana
  • AKA
    Mac Pass
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June-October
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Four miles of the Continental Divide Trail lead to a locals' favorite downhill on the Switchback Ridge Trail. The CDT portion doesn't climb very much, but it is strewn with very challenging rock gardens. Several of them provide very difficult climbs. Get ready to session them, or to carry your bike. The rocks are the trail's defining feature, and Helenans love testing themselves on them.

Access Info

Exit Highway 12 at the Cromwell-Dixon Campground, and drive up the hill to the Continental Divide overlook. The trail starts at the stairs. There is a gate shortly after entering the forest; be sure to close it behind you. As the CDT rises into an open meadow, the Switchback Ridge Trail is to the left towards the trees. This provides the downhill connection to Tenmile Creek and Rimini Road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Continental Divide National Scenic Trail 337 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    290 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,210 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,726 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,436 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,726 ft
  • Grade
    1.703%
  • Grade max
    -26.444%
  • Grade min
    30.946%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,311 ft
  • Avg time
    01:03:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:22
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on Nov 1, 2017
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Continental... Trail Reports

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Nov 1, 2017 @ 11:24am
Nov 1, 2017
reporter First real snowfall of 2017/18
Oct 25, 2017 @ 3:54pm
Oct 25, 2017
100 down trees, unridable in current condition.
Sep 30, 2017 @ 5:50pm
Sep 30, 2017
reporter Cleared ~10 trees
Sep 18, 2017 @ 1:00pm
Sep 18, 2017
Sep 16, 2017 @ 11:37am
Sep 16, 2017
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