2 miles
Distance
156 ft
Climb
-1,539 ft
Descent
00:26:46
Avg time
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Deer Creek Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Pattee Canyon
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #82752 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing

This trail follows the ridgeline above Deer Creek on the other side from Pattee Canyon. Starts out as faint singletrack but farther on sees more use and becomes loose double track in some sections.

Access Info

Follow deer creek road to a saddle and junction, and turn left to continue up and around the other side of the drainage. Take that road another 2.5mi and the trail will be on the left after a bit of descending. At the bottom you take a road back down to deer creek right near the u-turn and top of pattee canyon.

Note: trail now extends past the forest service road to deer creek. There is another road at the end that takes you out to the same spot.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Deer Creek Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,385 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,460 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,846 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,844 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,460 ft
  • Grade
    -10.654%
  • Grade max
    -32.845%
  • Grade min
    14.96%
  • Distance climb
    2,203 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    263 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:46
  • Avg reverse time
    01:07:18
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Status:
on Oct 15, 2020
Snow Covered
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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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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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
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      Deer Creek Ridge Trail Reports

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      Oct 15, 2020 @ 4:10pm
      Oct 15, 2020
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 2:09pm
      Sep 30, 2020
      reporter A couple of trees down, but they are easy to ride over.
      Jul 24, 2020 @ 12:01pm
      Jul 24, 2020
      This is something that you may not want to come up unless you have a motorcycle or an e-bike.
      Jul 24, 2020 @ 12:01pm
      Jul 24, 2020
      This may not be something you want to ride up unless you have an ebike or motorcycle. Down was okay for a bike. Some parts were overgrown some...
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 4:14pm
      Jul 20, 2020
      The ride down has lots of loose rocks. sckethy. I blew two tires. Some bigger logs across the trail. Not terrible but keep an eye out.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 20 miles avg distance
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      Jul 19, 2019 @ 11:49am
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