4 miles
Distance
1,994 ft
Climb
-178 ft
Descent
00:41:38
Avg time
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Emerald Lake Details

  • Riding area
    Gallatin Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    June-September
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Custer Gallatin National Forest

This out and back trail climbs steadily over roots and rocks before committing to a series of switchbacks eventually depositing you at Emerald Lake which is situated at the head of a stunning alpine basin. Retrace your route enjoying the full range of trail surfaces from the rough upper sections to the flowy forested floor of the lower canyon. **FYI** This trail is subject to the Trail Timeshare plan which prohibits mountain bike use on Sundays and Mondays between July 16 and September 5.

Access Info

The trailhead can be found at the end of the east fork road of hyalite canyon.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Emerald Lake mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,816 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,112 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,945 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,112 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,928 ft
  • Grade
    7.906%
  • Grade max
    -23.912%
  • Grade min
    38.919%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3,025 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,182 ft
  • Avg time
    00:41:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:17
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Status:
on Sep 7, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (4 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
Directions to emerald-lake trailhead (45.458130, -110.921040)
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Emerald Lake Trail Reports

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Sep 7, 2018 @ 3:35pm
Sep 7, 2018
Tacky in some places but mostly dust and a little loam
Jul 12, 2018 @ 8:58am
Jul 12, 2018
Good to go all the way to the lower lake, no snow and just a speck of mud - a hoot!
Jul 3, 2018 @ 11:28am
Jul 3, 2018
A few small puddles and minor snow patches, but mostly dry and and ready!
Sep 2, 2017 @ 5:50pm
Sep 2, 2017
Aug 24, 2017 @ 10:18pm
Aug 24, 2017
A little wet with puddles but should dry out quickly
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Sep 8, 2018 @ 12:04pm
Sep 8, 2018
Emerald Lake, Ft. Collins
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Sep 8, 2018 @ 12:04pm
Sep 8, 2018
Emerald Lake, Ft. Collins
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Jul 9, 2017 @ 9:23pm
Jul 9, 2017
Emerald Lake, My City
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Jan 11, 2017 @ 4:15pm
Jan 11, 2017
Emerald Lake, Seattle

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag josharp186 (Sep 16, 2018 at 19:54)
 The ride up is a challenge. Steep roots and rock gardens add up as you make the climb. Once hit the lake you will be instantly refreshed. Ride down is rowdy the entire way! Keep an eye on your line and leave your hands of the brakes and send it.
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