3,537 ft
Distance
335 ft
Climb
-6 ft
Descent
00:09:55
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Hayes Point Shortcut Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Blue Mountain
    Missoula, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #3.21
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Snow Grooming
    Backcountry
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #79690 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #7511 in Trail Running
    • #94480 in Hiking
    • #1965 in Snowshoeing
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing

Get off the road and ride single track up. The middle part gets STEEP Not technical climbing but takes some serious effort. This trail passes through a boggy area and is often wet and muddy early the year.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Hayes Point Shortcut multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    328 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,220 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,549 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,220 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,547 ft
  • Grade
    9.3%
  • Grade max
    -5.6%
  • Grade min
    34.4%
  • Distance climb
    3,278 ft
  • Distance down
    243 ft
  • Distance flat
    16 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:45
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Status:
on Jul 31, 2022
Dry
Avg: 3 (3 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Hayes Point Shortcut Trail Reports

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      Jul 31, 2022 @ 8:35am
      Jul 31, 2022
      reporter
      Jun 22, 2022 @ 9:55am
      Jun 22, 2022
      Whole trail is still rutted from runoff.
      Apr 26, 2022 @ 11:33am
      Apr 26, 2022
      Whole trail surface past first bend is rutted from runoff.
      Mar 27, 2022 @ 6:03pm
      Mar 27, 2022
      Several tree down obstructions and snow patches
      Nov 3, 2021 @ 3:32pm
      Nov 3, 2021
      reporter Agree with previous reports, the erosion is getting really bad. This trail needs a reroute.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 52 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 516 rides
      • Last: Aug 7, 2022

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      Mar 27, 2022 @ 6:03pm
      Mar 27, 2022
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      Mar 27, 2022 @ 6:03pm
      Mar 27, 2022

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      morgsta (Apr 25, 2021 at 11:43)
      Pretty wet and leaving ruts. There is also a tree downed 3/4 of the way up.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      mtshakira (Jun 3, 2020 at 20:43)
      Really rutted out and steep, road is probably a better option going up.
      [Reply]





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