2 miles
391 ft
-460 ft
Avg time
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John's Gulch Details

  • Riding Area
    Butte, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
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  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Summer and Winter!
  • Global Ranking

From Sagebrush Flats parking area, this trail descends through aspen groves and open parks. Look out for wildlife such as deer, elk, coyotes, and moose. This loop is often ridden in the winter on fat bikes and links to many other tails in the area by way to the Milwaukie Road rails to trails path.

Access Info

Take MT Hwy 2 South from Butte and follow signs to the recreation areas of Sagebrush Flats and Upper and Lower Eagles Nest.

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More Stats for John's Gulch bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -68 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,744 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,018 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,003 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,935 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,670 ft
  • Distance down
    5,015 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,338 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 11, 2018
Prevalent Mud
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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John's Gulch Trail Reports

Jul 11, 2018 @ 6:19am
Jul 11, 2018
Very muddy below initial switchbacks. The trail is being damaged. Avoid for a few weeks.
Apr 11, 2017 @ 4:20pm
Apr 11, 2017
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