7 miles
Distance
988 ft
Climb
-3,803 ft
Descent
00:50:00
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #6181 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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

More Stats for Desert Mountain Downhill 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
    00:50:00
  • Avg reverse time
    01:38:46
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Status:
on Aug 8, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very 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
  • Military
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
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  • Sight Sight
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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
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      Desert Mountain... Trail Reports

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      Aug 8, 2019 @ 10:56am
      Aug 8, 2019
      Good overall.
      Jul 21, 2018 @ 2:10pm
      Jul 21, 2018
      Tons of tress down on the top section. You are literally walking and caring your bike over downfall more than you are riding. Bailed as soon as we...
      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...
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      • 24 miles avg distance
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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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