6.6 miles
Distance
988 ft
Climb
-3,803 ft
Descent
00:48:56
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
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May- Sept
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #42883 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
    00:48:56
  • Avg reverse time
    01:33:00
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on Sep 5, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)
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      Desert Mountain... Trail Reports

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      Sep 5, 2021 @ 7:12pm
      Sep 5, 2021
      Great trail. Maybe my number one Backcountry trail. Top is cleared pretty good. trail is in good shape. Middle half little brushy and tight...
      Aug 29, 2021 @ 4:47pm
      Aug 29, 2021
      Couple of new trees down on the upper single track but overall in great condition.
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 8:32pm
      Jul 21, 2021
      Trees cleared, trail is pretty dry right now in a lot of places but otherwise in excellent shape.
      Jul 19, 2021 @ 4:31pm
      Jul 19, 2021
      Fast AF!!!!
      Jul 8, 2021 @ 6:40pm
      Jul 8, 2021
      Major thank you to those who have cleaned/brushed this trail.
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      2 Reviews & Comments

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      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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      Tacomajack (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 | 330 | Sep 30, 2017 , Columbia Falls
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