7 miles
Distance
988 ft
Climb
-3,803 ft
Descent
00:58:12
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

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Desert Mountain Downhill mountain bike trail 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 mile
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,460 ft
  • Avg time
    00:58:12
  • Avg reverse time
    01:33:00
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Status:
on Oct 9, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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      Desert Mountain... Trail Reports

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      Oct 9, 2020 @ 7:45am
      Oct 9, 2020
      1 small tree across trail about a mile below Emery Ridge/497 saddle, clear below that
      Sep 8, 2020 @ 9:22pm
      Sep 8, 2020
      Upper single track is clear of just slightly brushy. Miss section above access road you cross starts clearing but a couple trees down. Lower...
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 6:13pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      Middle to bottom has some new down trees, one of which is right on a blind curve. This is new, as I rode it 3 weeks ago and it was all clear.
      May 26, 2020 @ 10:25am
      May 26, 2020
      Clear. Fast!
      Aug 8, 2019 @ 10:56am
      Aug 8, 2019
      Good overall.
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      cole991 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (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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      Tacomajack Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Aug 24, 2020 at 18:41)
       Great ride! Couple trees down in the middle section. Tight narrow trail with heavy vegetation on the sides but clears out on the lower half. There’s some fun features along the way! Highly recommend!
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      Repack Ride 2016
      5:03 | 277 | Sep 30, 2017 , Columbia Falls
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