4 miles
Distance
204 ft
Climb
-2,536 ft
Descent
00:31:21
Avg time
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Deadmans Ridge Details

  • Riding Area
    Blue Mountain
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • 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
    00:31:21
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Status:
on Jul 8, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.3 (10 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
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Deadmans Ridge Trail Reports

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      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.
      May 12, 2018 @ 10:05pm
      May 12, 2018
      Snow. Road past gate still has ~.5 miles of 1 ft snow drifts. Took awhile walking through. Didn’t make it to top. Trail looked wet above the rd....
      Jul 20, 2017 @ 9:50am
      Jul 20, 2017
      Trail is clear, dry and dusty.
      Jul 6, 2017 @ 6:54pm
      Jul 6, 2017
      Didn't ride the rest of the trail, but the tree has been removed from the 6.02 and the social trail on the side has been slashed in!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 6 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 92 rides
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      Photos

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      Deadmans Ridge, Issaquah
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      Deadmans Ridge, Issaquah
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      Oct 31, 2017 @ 12:40pm
      Oct 31, 2017
      Deadmans Ridge, Missoula

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