2 miles
Distance
75 ft
Climb
-693 ft
Descent
00:15:52
Avg time

Hot Sauce Details

  • Riding Area
    Marshall Mountain
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    3 seasons
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #13220 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -618 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,472 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,090 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,090 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,472 ft
  • Grade
    -7.7%
  • Grade max
    -30.433%
  • Grade min
    16.705%
  • Distance climb
    1,290 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    348 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:19
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Status:
on Oct 30, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Hot Sauce Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 30, 2018 @ 2:53pm
      Oct 30, 2018
      reporter
      Jun 30, 2018 @ 7:27am
      Jun 30, 2018
      Apr 28, 2017 @ 8:33pm
      Apr 28, 2017
      Let her rip! Trails riding great!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 207 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      22 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 8:34am
      Feb 7, 2019

      Routes with this trail

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      Freehub Magazine: Hot Sauce
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      MTBM - Marshall Mtn Blue Route
      9 miles
      MTBM - Bjorn Again Downhill - Black
      9 miles
      Basic Marshall Ride
      6 miles

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