2 miles
49 ft
-673 ft
Avg time

Hot Sauce Details

  • Riding area
    The Rattlesnake
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    3 seasons
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Five Valleys Land Trust

Named in part as an homage to the Missoula classic, secret sauce, hot sauce has some old school tech sections mixed into a meandering, scenic descent. It's also the easiest way to get back to the top. Built by MTB Missoula with permission from Five Valleys Land Trust.

Access Info

NO legal access from the ski area and XC race course. Public access from the green gate on the east side of Marshall Canyon Dr, about 1 mi up from hwy 200, or a couple hundred yards downhill from where the Jumbo Saddle road comes down to Marshall Canyon Dr.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Hot Sauce mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -624 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,463 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,088 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,088 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,463 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    567 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    200 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Apr 28, 2017
Avg: 4.8 (5 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to hot-sauce trailhead (46.918817, -113.891924)
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Hot Sauce Trail Reports

Apr 28, 2017 @ 8:33pm
Apr 28, 2017
Let her rip! Trails riding great!
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