13 miles
3,921 ft
-1,763 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of FTBT Trail

FTBT Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Herron Park
    Kalispell, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Swan Ranger District, Island Unit

From the top...The first two and a half miles are on primitive single-track with some loose shale sections, roots and rocks. The trail comes to a road, turn right and follow road for another three and a half miles till you come to a gate and Patrick Creek Road. Cross The road there at what's called Emmons Saddle and continue on an old road bed. The trail turns left off the road bed after a short distance and back to singletrack for the remainder of the new trail. From this point on the trail is machine made with some challenging, but very pedal-able ups. The turns are bermed and well designed to get you the rest of the way to Herron Park. This trail is one to come for and one you'll return to ride again and again.

Access Info

To shuttle, ride to the top of Blacktail Mountain, trail leaves the road on the left side of the road across from the largest golf-ball on earth.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for FTBT Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,158 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,529 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,745 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,587 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,745 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,311 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 22, 2018
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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
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FTBT Trail Trail Reports

Jul 22, 2018 @ 12:18pm
Jul 22, 2018
Top quarter mile being logged. 7-22-18
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Jul 22, 2018 @ 12:19pm
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FTBT Trail, Lakeside
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Jul 22, 2018 @ 12:17pm
Jul 22, 2018
FTBT Trail, Lakeside

5 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag adblanchard (May 29, 2018 at 10:39)
 Rode this from Blacktail to Heron 5/27/18
Great trail, however: a whole bunch trees down on upper section . Trail is not marked well, keep an eye on gps if you are unfamiliar. This was my first ride here and I had to double back on a few sections. I have bad trail "luck" so I'm constantly keeping an eye on gps. I should have stayed right on the newly cut trail but wanted to take the B2H trail, which is just an access road for a few miles along the bottom. Still, fun as hell and I will do it again and stay along the ridge until it puts you down to Heron.
  • + 0
flag adblanchard (May 29, 2018 at 10:42)
 Stay on FTBT - is what I mean to say. B2H is not clearly marked. The new trail is beautifully made. My mistake was getting away from it to head down to Heron sooner.
  • + 0
flag blackmoonsix (Jul 22, 2018 at 12:15)
 Upper quarter mile is being logged. Lots of hike a bike and not easy hike a bike. 7-22-18
  • + 0
flag Vandiver (Aug 23, 2018 at 8:42)
 Anyone have updates on the logging?
  • + 1
flag Bootjack (Aug 24, 2018 at 4:18)
 Rode this last night. Was awesome. The logging section is cleaned up no downed trees right now. They are still working in there so there’s some brush.

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