3,006 ft
Distance
426 ft
Climb
-6 ft
Descent
00:16:18
Avg time
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    Land Manager

Crane Creek Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Kalispell
    , Montana
  • AKA
    #314
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, RD
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #61435 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Crane Creek Trail mountain bike trail 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
    00:16:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:59
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Status:
on Jun 3, 2022
Prevalent Mud
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      Crane Creek Trail Trail Reports

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      Jun 3, 2022 @ 12:35pm
      Jun 3, 2022
      FAMB has been in contact with the Swan Forest Service District, and have mutually agreed to stop maintaining this trail. We counted 7 obstructing...
      May 22, 2022 @ 6:06am
      May 22, 2022
      2 or 3 big 30 inch? Trees down. Still a lot of snow near the top of crane mountain road.
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 8:34pm
      Aug 2, 2021
      Trail is clear of fallen trees top to bottom! On 7/27/21, FAMB Trail Crew cleared the entire trail of obstructing trees, spot brushed by hand, and...
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 7:42pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      There was a bit of downfall, but not terrible, the trail is largely a hike-a-bike but is a good direct way to ride Beardance as a lollipop. I...
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 8:11pm
      Jul 15, 2020
      Major blowdown nearly impassable. Portage fest.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 18 rides
      • Last: Jul 18, 2021

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      Apr 11, 2015 @ 9:22pm
      Apr 11, 2015

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