4 miles
3,051 ft
-360 ft
Avg time
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Joan Creek Details

  • Riding area
    Thompson Falls
    Thompson Falls, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Alpine Trail
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

Joan Creek trail connects the Dry Fork Trailhead to the CC Divide east of Mt Bushnell. Very steady 15% grade from bottom to top makes for an aerobic but 100% rideable climb. Great views through burns and huckleberries all the way up. Loops well by descending W Dry Fork Trail.

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More Stats for Joan Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,691 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,171 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,921 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,180 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,871 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3,954 ft
  • Distance flat
    354 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 21, 2018
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to joan-creek trailhead (47.520480, -115.380320)
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Joan Creek Trail Reports

Aug 21, 2018 @ 2:31pm
Aug 21, 2018
Middle section was overgrown, trail was otherwise clear and 100% rideable
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag Beckybikes (Aug 21, 2018 at 14:29)
 We rode this as a descent and enjoyed it very much. Top was a little technical and fast, middle and lower sections were smooth/fast (middle was more overgrown than I would have liked, but still fun). We took Knox Creek up, then connected in with the CDT for an easy loop.

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