4 miles
Distance
92 ft
Climb
-2,448 ft
Descent
00:28:05
Avg time
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Deadmans Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Blue Mountain
    Missoula, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #6.05
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T3 Demanding Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Snow Grooming
    Backcountry
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May - October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #34083 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 40 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing

The closest thing to a downhill trail in Missoula. Take in the view of Lolo peak before dropping in. Steep and rowdy the whole way down, with rock chutes and roots. Dust off the big bike and have at it. Better in May and June before the motos tear it up. Shuttling to the top is an option, but the ride up on the forest road isn't bad.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Deadmans Ridge bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,355 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,017 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,386 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,386 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,032 ft
  • Grade
    -11.8%
  • Grade max
    -71.2%
  • Grade min
    18.9%
  • Distance climb
    2,001 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    633 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:05
  • Avg reverse time
    01:32:34
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Status:
on Apr 19, 2021
Variable
Avg: 3.75 (17 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Radar Time
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Deadmans Ridge Trail Reports

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      Apr 19, 2021 @ 7:11am
      Apr 19, 2021
      Snow covered from the top down to the Sleeman Ridge junction. Snow is patchy just below the junction and then the trail is clear and in good...
      Jan 24, 2021 @ 8:31pm
      Jan 24, 2021
      reporter Covered in snow with snow over ice in some areas. Snow is not too deep and good for running up to the Sleeman Ridge junction. Traction devices...
      Sep 9, 2020 @ 9:10am
      Sep 9, 2020
      Jul 9, 2020 @ 3:56pm
      Jul 9, 2020
      reporter There's a couple of large trees down completely blocking the trail near the top shortly after taking the turn by the observatory.
      May 7, 2020 @ 7:20pm
      May 7, 2020
      Still quite a bit of snow near the top, but nothing that can't be ridden through
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