3 miles
76 ft
-2,216 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Ice Caves #493 Trail


  • Riding Area
    Big Snowy Mountains
    Lewistown, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Alpine Trail
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Trail 493 is much better as a descent than as a climb. The upper half is very rocky, with extended scree sections. The lower half is nearly continual root steps. Watch for hikers coming up from the campground, and ride courteously. To follow trail 493 back to Crystal Lake to complete the loop, stay left at the junction with Trail 445-A, which descends to the Crystal Cascades Trailhead, located down the access road below the lake.

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More Stats for Ice Caves Trail #493 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,141 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,069 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,210 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,210 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,069 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    794 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    342 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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