6 miles
503 ft
-3,999 ft
1 miles
High Point
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Hogback Mountain Details

  • Riding area
    Helena, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking

Steep descent beginning at the fire lookout on top of Hogback Mountain exiting at Cottonwood Gulch near Nelson, MT. Mostly downhill with a few brutal climbs as the double track dips between peaks. Loose rock and large boulders litter the upper sections but it turns to dirt road as the elevation drops. Would only recommend riding one direction and you'd be best off with somebody to shuttle and drop you at the top.

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More Stats for Hogback Mountain mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,495 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,302 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,807 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,311 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,780 ft
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,254 ft
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on Nov 1, 2017
Snow Covered
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to hogback-mountain-92062 trailhead (46.826370, -111.710521)
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Hogback Mountain Trail Reports

Nov 1, 2017 @ 11:24am
Nov 1, 2017
reporter First real snowfall of 2017/18
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