7 miles
Distance
988 ft
Climb
-3,803 ft
Descent
00:55:28
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Desert Mountain Downhill Trail

Details

  • Riding area
    Columbia Falls
    Columbia Falls, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May- Sept
  • Global Ranking
    #5220

Downhill trail from top of desert mountain. Drive your self up to the top of Desert Mountain trail starts off the top of the peak headed away from Glacier Park. You'll cross the road a few times but it's always pretty easy to find the trail again. the second road crossing is a 180 on itself so head down the road just a little and look to the right to find the trail again. cruise on down to the bottom of the road. sections of smooth flowing trail and tech rock riding too.

Access Info

Park your shuttle rig on the bottom where the S Fork RD hit NF-590D rd. follow 590D take a right on desert mountain rd head up to the peak park on top

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More Stats for Desert Mountain Downhill mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,815 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,522 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,342 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,337 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,522 ft
  • Grade
    -8.028%
  • Grade max
    -66.541%
  • Grade min
    61.511%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,460 ft
  • Avg time
    00:55:28
  • Avg reverse time
    01:38:46
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Status:
on Jul 15, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Desert Mountain... Trail Reports

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Jul 15, 2018 @ 8:30am
Jul 15, 2018
Very top portion has a lot of downfall, Midsection has two root balls to deal with....
Jun 22, 2018 @ 8:37am
Jun 22, 2018
Trough trail clear. Only top portion from saddle needs clearing.
Jun 13, 2018 @ 5:58pm
Jun 13, 2018
Top of desert to the saddle littered with trees. Trough trail from saddle down to Forest Service Rd. upper 2/3 clear, lower third still with...
May 15, 2018 @ 3:25pm
May 15, 2018
Quite a few trees down. Need to ride with a chainsaw to clear
Aug 19, 2017 @ 2:50pm
Aug 19, 2017
10 downed trees from top to bottom. Some are on the bench cut and are really tough to get around. The middle portion of the trail is overgrown to...
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag cole991 (Aug 19, 2017 at 14:54)
 The only thing this trail has going for it is its length. It is a seemingly never ending continuous descent. However, it doesn't have many interesting features after the top half mile or so. It's just a mellow, narrow trail through heavy vegetation.
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