6 miles
Distance
2,258 ft
Climb
-1,917 ft
Descent
00:19:12
Avg time
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Johnson Canyon Details

  • Riding Area
    Bozeman
    Bozeman, Montana
  • 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
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #24358 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 aJohnson Canyon_1 Justin Hardine 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
    339 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,971 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,082 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,019 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,358 ft
  • Grade
    1.061%
  • Grade max
    -62.478%
  • Grade min
    59.192%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,374 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:12
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Status:
on May 28, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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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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  • > 80%
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  • Uphill Only
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  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Johnson Canyon Trail Reports

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      May 28, 2018 @ 9:39am
      May 28, 2018
      Great tacky dirt up until the start of the downhill to N. Cottonwood. Didn't travel beyond here as I saw hikers, bikers and horses, busy trail on...
      May 21, 2018 @ 7:58pm
      May 21, 2018
      reporter
      99% free of mud for the first 5 miles. The southern most bit is snowy and should be avoided.
      Oct 7, 2017 @ 6:42pm
      Oct 7, 2017
      A few very short wet and snowy sections. Otherwise riding awesome
      Oct 1, 2017 @ 7:16pm
      Oct 1, 2017
      Really good condition given the recent rain and snow. Road to TH is in worse shape than the trail
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 9 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      Oct 7, 2017 @ 6:42pm
      Oct 7, 2017
      Johnson Canyon, Cold Spring
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      Oct 1, 2017 @ 7:16pm
      Oct 1, 2017
      Johnson Canyon, Cold Spring

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