1.5 miles
Distance
33 ft
Climb
-635 ft
Descent
00:24:59
Avg time

Hot Sauce Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Marshall Mountain
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    3 seasons
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #15066 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #34948 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • 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

Can be accessed from Marshall Mountain Park or 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Hot Sauce multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -601 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,467 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,068 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,068 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,469 ft
  • Grade
    -7.5%
  • Grade max
    -32%
  • Grade min
    11%
  • Distance climb
    968 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    171 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:46
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Status:
on Jun 2, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.55 (9 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Hot Sauce Trail Reports

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      Jun 2, 2022 @ 3:44pm
      Jun 2, 2022
      Apr 30, 2022 @ 2:08pm
      Apr 30, 2022
      reporter
      Apr 29, 2022 @ 12:18pm
      Apr 29, 2022
      Apr 3, 2022 @ 2:25pm
      Apr 3, 2022
      Rode the first section up to the first road cut. Small patch of snow at the start of the climb and the first few switchbacks are a little soft....
      Dec 3, 2021 @ 9:43am
      Dec 3, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 265 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,052 rides
      • Last: Aug 10, 2022

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      Feb 7, 2019 @ 8:34am
      Feb 7, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      Jolenick (May 24, 2022 at 20:21)
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      We ran out of light again... (MTB POV) | Hot...
      11:15 | 208 | Aug 23, 2020 , Missoula
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