3,006 ft
Distance
426 ft
Climb
-6 ft
Descent
00:16:16
Avg time
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Crane Creek Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Kalispell
    Kalispell, Montana
  • AKA
    #314
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, RD
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #25674 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is the best way to ride Beardance as a loop if you don't have a shuttle. Its about a 2 hour climb on trail, closed road and gravel road. The DH is all trail and takes about 30 minutes without stopping. A local favorite. Once you hit the top turn left and ride the old closed road up to Crane Mountain road. Ride the road up to Beardance DH and ride back down to your car.

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More Stats for Crane Creek Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    420 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,291 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,715 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,291 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,711 ft
  • Grade
    13.974%
  • Grade max
    -10.985%
  • Grade min
    50.744%
  • Distance climb
    2,387 ft
  • Distance down
    88 ft
  • Distance flat
    505 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:07
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Status:
on Sep 4, 2016
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Crane Creek Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 4, 2016 @ 10:15am
      Sep 4, 2016
      Overgrown
      Jun 5, 2016 @ 5:40pm
      Jun 5, 2016
      May 11, 2016 @ 8:10pm
      May 11, 2016
      Lots of trees down
      Oct 15, 2015 @ 3:16pm
      Oct 15, 2015
      Sep 1, 2015 @ 3:59pm
      Sep 1, 2015
      Nice and tacky. A little overgrown as always but not too bad
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      Apr 11, 2015 @ 9:22pm
      Apr 11, 2015
      Crane Creek Trail, Kalispell
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      Apr 11, 2015 @ 9:22pm
      Apr 11, 2015
      Crane Creek Trail, Kalispell

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