5 miles
Distance
367 ft
Climb
-2,728 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
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Heart Lake Details

  • Riding area
    Montana
    My City, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #4637

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Heart Lake mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,361 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,727 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,087 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,727 ft
  • Grade
    -8.576%
  • Grade max
    -46.843%
  • Grade min
    23.319%
  • Distance climb
    3,440 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,534 ft
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Status:
on Jul 5, 2018
Variable
Avg: 5 (6 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 (46.937670, -114.966181)
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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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Jun 12, 2017 @ 6:08am
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Heart Lake, Missoula

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