12 miles
Distance
2,762 ft
Climb
-3,232 ft
Descent
02:23:54
Avg time
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Homestake - Maude S Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Our Lady
    Butte, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #5291 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

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.

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
    02:23:54
  • Avg reverse time
    03:26:53
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Status:
on Jun 23, 2019
Dry
Avg: 5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
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  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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      Homestake - Maude S Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 34 rides
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      Oct 24, 2018 @ 9:40am
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      70 |
      Aug 1, 2018 @ 1:29pm
      Aug 1, 2018

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag gtbauman (Aug 3, 2017 at 18:28)
       Very pretty with cool rocks, but very dry
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag MattinButte (Jul 2, 2019 at 21:26)
       I rode up and down Maud S. About 1hr up, 20mins down. I like long steep climbs so this is a treat, the biggest cog on at the back comes in handy! All rideable except for the rock step section on the way up.
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