3.8 miles
Distance
1,169 ft
Climb
-208 ft
Descent
02:49:48
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of High, Wide, and Handsome Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Dean Stone
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #53912 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #3884 in Trail Running
    • #16155 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    City of Missoula

High, Wide, and Handsome climbs to the near the top of Mount Dean Stone and makes a loop around the peak. This is a multi-use, multi-directional trail, so please check your speed and ride considerately.

The trail has a low, consistent grade and is 40-50" wide, so is suitable for all levels and types of users. It traverses a very narrow corridor of public property, so it's crucial that users stay on the trail and follow guidance on signage to avoid trespassing.

High, Wide, and Handsome is part of and made possible by Five Valleys Land Trust's Mount Dean Stone project. The trail was built by MTB Missoula and is owned and managed by the City of Missoula.

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More Stats for High, Wide, and Handsome bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    961 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,717 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,833 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,717 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,679 ft
  • Grade
    4.8%
  • Grade max
    -15.3%
  • Grade min
    36.5%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4,298 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,381 ft
  • Avg time
    02:49:48
  • Avg reverse time
    01:45:20
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Status:
on May 28, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 3.5 (4 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
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      High, Wide, and... Trail Reports

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      May 28, 2022 @ 8:09am
      May 28, 2022
      May 11, 2022 @ 8:22pm
      May 11, 2022
      One patch of snow on the loop around the peak required walking. A few wet areas. Otherwise great riding.
      May 9, 2022 @ 2:03pm
      May 9, 2022
      Although the graupel was dropping throughout most of the ride, the snow on the trail was nearly non-existent. The most snow over the trail was on...
      May 2, 2022 @ 9:19pm
      May 2, 2022
      Great until a bit above Larch Camp Road, where snow starts to cover the trail.
      Apr 23, 2022 @ 1:06pm
      Apr 23, 2022
      Turned around at about 5,300 feet due to snow. Lower portion was great.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 125 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 386 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • - 1
      a406 (Sep 22, 2021 at 9:30)
       The down was better than I expected, based on riding up.
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