4 miles
Distance
265 ft
Climb
-2,067 ft
Descent
00:37:21
Avg time
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Emerald Lake Details

  • Riding area
    Gallatin Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    June-September
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #9852
  • 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
    -1,801 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,111 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,939 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,913 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,111 ft
  • Grade
    -7.701%
  • Grade max
    -37.726%
  • Grade min
    31.935%
  • Distance climb
    3,809 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,203 ft
  • Avg time
    00:37:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:17
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Status:
on Sep 2, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Emerald Lake Trail Reports

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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
Aug 5, 2017 @ 7:05am
Aug 5, 2017
Pretty dry + loose, but still lots of fun.
Jul 20, 2017 @ 7:20am
Jul 20, 2017
No blow downs, trail is clear. Be sure to adhere to the timeshare rules.
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Jul 9, 2017 @ 9:23pm
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Emerald Lake, My City
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Jan 11, 2017 @ 4:15pm
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Emerald Lake, Seattle
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Jan 11, 2017 @ 4:15pm
Jan 11, 2017
Emerald Lake, Seattle
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Jan 11, 2017 @ 4:15pm
Jan 11, 2017
Emerald Lake, Seattle

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