5 miles
Distance
2,677 ft
Climb
-276 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
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Heart Lake Details

  • Riding Area
    Montana
    Plains, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #7743 in Mountain Biking

The Heart and Pearl lake trail descends from the stateline trail south of Superior and is a great backcountry ride with amazing views. Descending tends to be steep and rocky, with sharp switchbacks, especially near the top. Then big rock gardens and boulders lower down and along the lakes.

Access Info

The Heart lake trail starts about 5mi from Hoodoo pass on the stateline trail. Legality of riding the stateline trail is questionable- on the portions of the trail in ID, bikes may not be allowed. Additionally, the proposed clearwater/nez-perce forest plan will create a recommended wilderness area that parts of the stateline trail passes through. That's still a few years away so ride it while you can.

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More Stats for Heart Lake bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,400 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,671 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,671 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,071 ft
  • Grade
    8.905%
  • Grade max
    -25.835%
  • Grade min
    46.82%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4,759 ft
  • Distance flat
    934 ft
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Status:
on Jul 5, 2018
Variable
Avg: 5 (3 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 heart-lake trailhead (46.983500, -114.978360)
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Heart Lake Trail Reports

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Jul 5, 2018 @ 7:04am
Jul 5, 2018
Dry and tacky up high, little wet below the lakes. Only two downed trees by upper heart lake. Get it while the getting's good!
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Heart Lake, Missoula
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Jun 12, 2017 @ 6:08am
Jun 12, 2017
Heart Lake, Missoula

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