4 miles
Distance
204 ft
Climb
-2,536 ft
Descent
00:29:31
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
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T3 Demanding Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May - October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #34083 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

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More Stats for Deadmans Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,331 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,020 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,389 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,380 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,049 ft
  • Grade
    -11.679%
  • Grade max
    -47.158%
  • Grade min
    20.454%
  • Distance climb
    2,961 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    540 ft
  • Avg time
    00:29:31
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Status:
on Jun 2, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.6 (13 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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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
  • 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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      Jun 2, 2019 @ 8:36am
      Jun 2, 2019
      reporter Couple of snow patches at the top but can ride around. Rest is loose and dry and sketchy. Just like normal.
      May 27, 2019 @ 7:16am
      May 27, 2019
      Still a few sizeable snow mounds over trail close to the observatory but they're not too tricky to walk over. Otherwise trail is largely pretty...
      Apr 25, 2019 @ 6:13am
      Apr 25, 2019
      reporter Dry up to the knoll at 5500 feet.
      Jul 8, 2018 @ 10:19am
      Jul 8, 2018
      Clear of snow but still plenty of ruts and loose rock. Beware of a trail split at mile 7.3. Stay to the left at the top of the knob and don't...
      May 12, 2018 @ 10:07pm
      May 12, 2018
      Snow on road after gate. Tough pushing through. ~30 min ~1ft deep.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      • 92 rides
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