11 miles
Distance
2,802 ft
Climb
-3,309 ft
Descent
03:41:56
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Curly Lake Highline Trail

Curly Lake Highline Details

  • Riding area
    Tobacco Roots
    Whitehall, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July - September
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

The Curly Lake Highline offers above-treeline riding with tremendous views of the Tobacco Root mountains and the Jefferson and Boulder Valleys. Trail conditions are uniformly difficult, with rubble and rock gardens predominating. Motorcycle traffic makes some of the switchbacks very challenging.

Access Info

The Curly Lake Highline is closed until July 15 for mountain goat kidding.

Disclaimer

Closed until July 15 for mountain goat kidding.

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More Stats for Curly Lake Highline mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -508 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,636 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,894 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,278 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,770 ft
  • Grade
    -0.887%
  • Grade max
    -44.053%
  • Grade min
    58.192%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,709 ft
  • Avg time
    03:41:56
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Status:
on Jul 21, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to curly-lake-highline trailhead (45.623491, -112.072920)
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Curly Lake Highline Trail Reports

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Jul 21, 2018 @ 10:10am
Jul 21, 2018
Approach from the south is clear. Descent down the north has a number of down trees. All passable. Switch backs are blown out boulder fields
Aug 7, 2017 @ 11:21am
Aug 7, 2017
Epic.
May 5, 2017 @ 9:51am
May 5, 2017
Wet AF. Ride with winter gear only. Will be soaked.nalmost cried.
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Jul 23, 2018 @ 11:29pm
Jul 23, 2018
Curly Lake Highline, Bozeman
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Jul 23, 2018 @ 11:29pm
Jul 23, 2018
Curly Lake Highline, Bozeman
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Jul 23, 2018 @ 11:29pm
Jul 23, 2018
Curly Lake Highline, Bozeman
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Jul 23, 2018 @ 11:29pm
Jul 23, 2018
Curly Lake Highline, Bozeman

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