6 miles
Distance
2,189 ft
Climb
-1,849 ft
Descent
00:56:31
Avg time
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Johnson Canyon Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Bridger Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #545
  • AKA
    North Cottonwood
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #24358 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager

This is a brand-new trail cut summer 2016. It starts at the Johnson Canyon trailhead and gains altitude at a nice mellow rate. The trail is a comfortable width (~3ft) and is mostly free of rocks and roots. As you continue to climb up towards the top, scenic views will present themselves for brief moments before the trail disappears back into the forest. This is a great trail for beginner to intermediate riders looking for a fun but still challenging trail. Due to the fact that this a brand-new trail, check your speed in the switchbacks, as well as some of the curved sections that weave through trees right off the trail. These sections are either flat with no berm/bank or are off-chamber and will want to pull your wheels off the trail. It is a steady climb from the trailhead and gains about 1,300 feet over 4.5 miles. It is recommended to stop and turn around at 4.5 miles unless you are willing to climb back up the following downhill, which is much steeper than the initial climb. If choose to venture beyond 4.5 mile marker you are greeted with very fast, exposed, steep descent into North Cottonwood canyon. Once you hit the bridge at the bottom of the descent into North Cottonwood you will need to turn around and head back from the way you came.

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More Stats for Johnson Canyon bike trail
  • Altitude change
    340 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,971 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,082 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,019 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,359 ft
  • Grade
    1.065%
  • Grade max
    -62.478%
  • Grade min
    59.192%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,374 ft
  • Avg time
    00:56:31
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Status:
on Jul 19, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • 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
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Johnson Canyon Trail Reports

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      Jul 19, 2019 @ 8:39pm
      Jul 19, 2019
      Dry. 1 tree down (saw needed to clear)
      Jul 12, 2019 @ 11:13am
      Jul 12, 2019
      Good to go. Dry and fast
      May 30, 2019 @ 11:23am
      May 30, 2019
      reporter
      May 30, 2019 @ 11:23am
      May 30, 2019
      reporter Plenty dry. Only a couple downed trees for larger part of the ride as described in the other reports. ~8 more of them in a short span after the...
      May 22, 2019 @ 7:08am
      May 22, 2019
      reporter
      Trail is dry with no ruts. A lot of scree has moved onto the trail it could use a volunteer crew to go pick rocks. There were two trees across the...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 22 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      • 18 rides
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