2 miles
Distance
116 ft
Climb
-1,479 ft
Descent
00:20:10
Avg time
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Fox Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Northern Gallatin Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    June -September
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #60687 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Fox Creek is a short but steep trail that descends from the meadows at the top of the History Rock trail to the intersection with South Cottonwood at the Fox Creek cabin. This full value descent includes fast open meadows, rock and root choked switchbacks, smooth forest floor and everything in between. The only downside to this exciting descent is how quickly it is over. Exit right via South Cottonwood trail or turn left for a longer, more serious adventure.

Access Info

Accessed from top of history rock trail at the Hyalite/Cottonwood Divide. This is often ridden with the help of a shuttle from the south cottonwood trailhead to the top of the Langohr Rd. Despite the shuttle assist there is still some climbing to reach the top and a few short climbs to exit South Cottonwood.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Fox Creek mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,363 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,595 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,974 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,974 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,612 ft
  • Grade
    -14.688%
  • Grade max
    -48.784%
  • Grade min
    48.79%
  • Distance climb
    915 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    348 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:10
  • Avg reverse time
    01:09:41
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Status:
on Aug 15, 2020
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Fox Creek Trail Reports

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      Aug 15, 2020 @ 7:35am
      Aug 15, 2020
      Jul 3, 2020 @ 6:25am
      Jul 3, 2020
      One tree down midway on Fox creek.
      Jul 1, 2018 @ 8:53am
      Jul 1, 2018
      reporter Free of deadfall. Bob spent 5 hours fixing drainage, much improved.
      Aug 6, 2017 @ 8:01am
      Aug 6, 2017
      All clear, dry and a little loose.
      Jun 23, 2017 @ 5:44am
      Jun 23, 2017
      Many downed trees. Chainsaw crew needed to clear the deadfall
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 32 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
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      • 81 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 5, 2017 @ 8:50am
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      Jan 5, 2017 @ 8:50am
      Jan 5, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Triple Crown of Bozeman
      68 miles
      Fox to S. Cottonwood
      13 miles
      History Rock to Garnet
      38 miles

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