4 miles
Distance
2,898 ft
Climb
-76 ft
Descent
00:46:16
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Garnet Mountain Trail

Garnet Mountain 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
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    June-October
  • Global Ranking
    #38739 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

The Garnet Mountain Trail is a National Recreation Trail and as a result is well maintained and thusly popular with all non-motorized user groups. It can be ridden as a steep out and back or a longer dirt road/two track climb with a single track descent. All in all the trail is quite smooth as it wraps around the flanks of Garnet Mt with a few isolated technical spots to keep you honest. The crux of the trail is its incessant sidehilling which will require focus and may intimidate the timid intermediate rider. The top half mile is steep, rocky and loose double track but is worth the effort for the views from the lookout alone, not to mention it is actually a pretty fun descent too.

Access Info

Main trailhead is about 2 miles up the Squaw Creek Rd on the left. Access to Garnet Mt trail is across road and over bridge. For the longer, more gentle approach ride or drive several more miles up Squaw Creek Rd to the Rat Lake Rd. Follow this road around Rat Lake and continue uphill to the top of Garnet Mt making note of the singletrack coming in from your left about a half mile from the top. This will be your descent route and will bring you back to the aforementioned trailhead.

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More Stats for Garnet Mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,822 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,411 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,244 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,422 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,244 ft
  • Grade
    13.626%
  • Grade max
    -18.621%
  • Grade min
    55.196%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    854 ft
  • Distance flat
    145 ft
  • Avg time
    00:46:16
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Status:
on Sep 29, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to garnet-mountain trailhead (45.441170, -111.223250)
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Garnet Mountain Trail Reports

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Sep 29, 2018 @ 10:57am
Sep 29, 2018
Perfect riding conditions before the rain/snow came. There is one pair of downed trees less than a mile from the road. Keep an eye out for them.
Jul 2, 2018 @ 11:31am
Jul 2, 2018
Riding great right now!
Jul 2, 2018 @ 11:30am
Jul 2, 2018
Riding great right now!
Jun 20, 2018 @ 10:32pm
Jun 20, 2018
Jun 20, 2018 @ 10:32pm
Jun 20, 2018
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Jun 3, 2018 @ 8:02pm
Jun 3, 2018
Garnet Mountain, Bozeman
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Jun 3, 2018 @ 8:02pm
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Garnet Mountain, Bozeman
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Aug 22, 2017 @ 8:01am
Aug 22, 2017
Garnet Mountain, Bozeman
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Jul 2, 2017 @ 5:08pm
Jul 2, 2017
Garnet Mountain, My City

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