12 miles
Distance
2,762 ft
Climb
-3,232 ft
Descent
02:34:23
Avg time
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Homestake - Maude S Details

  • Riding Area
    Butte
    Butte, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #5291 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A long rolling climb along the Continental Divide brings you to the top of Butte's East Ridge. This singletrack sees very light travel and can be rough after big rains. Take the left at a distinct saddle (signed) that leads down to the Maude S Canyon Trail or you are in for a long day. The downhill from the saddle to the highway drops close to 2500 feet. Take it easy as there are some large rock steps (that can be ridden) that sneak up on you. Enjoy!

Access Info

Exit I-90 at Homestake Pass and park north of the interstate in a large gravel lot on the right. Find the CDT where the road crosses the railroad tracks. This ride ends at the Maude S Trailhead, take exit 288 and go North on the East side frontage road for a short distance to the parking lot.

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More Stats for Homestake - Maude S bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -471 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,848 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,162 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,320 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,849 ft
  • Grade
    -0.735%
  • Grade max
    -50.15%
  • Grade min
    36.049%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,455 ft
  • Avg time
    02:34:23
  • Avg reverse time
    03:26:53
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Status:
on Jun 22, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Directions to homestake-maude-s trailhead (45.923026, -112.410613)
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      Homestake - Maude S Trail Reports

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      Jun 22, 2018 @ 9:11am
      Jun 22, 2018
      reporter All is good on this section
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 12:40pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      Jun 9, 2018 @ 8:45pm
      Jun 9, 2018
      reporter Trail was clear but high winds knocked down 10-15 trees. About 1 mile from trail head and covers about .75 mile of trail.
      Jun 30, 2017 @ 2:09pm
      Jun 30, 2017
      a couple small trees down blocking the trail about 1 mile up from homestake, otherwise it is clear, if a bit rutted toward the bottom, from...
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      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
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      Homestake - Maude S, Butte
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      Homestake - Maude S, Kalispell
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      Homestake - Maude S, Kalispell
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      Aug 1, 2018 @ 1:29pm
      Aug 1, 2018
      Homestake - Maude S, Kalispell

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag gtbauman (Aug 3, 2017 at 18:28)
       Very pretty with cool rocks, but very dry
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      • + 1
      flag gflint (Sep 10, 2017 at 16:30)
       From Homestake Pass the first mile or so is a bit of an ass kicker. After that it still climbs but it is very flowy. Super sweet. I only went in 5 miles then turned around. Coming back out is one of the best XC downhills you will ever do.
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      • + 0
      flag BradMall (Jul 16, 2018 at 12:24)
       Very fun ride, lots of sand in the trail and very dry. One of my favorite Sunday rides around butte. The downhill coming back towards homestake is a lot more fun in my opinion than going down Maud S. I usually do an out and back with my turn around point being where the maud s trail starts.
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