14.4 miles
Distance
1,715 ft
Climb
-169 ft
Descent
01:33:35
Avg time
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    Land Manager

Main Corridor Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    The Rattlesnake
    Missoula, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #99
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Snow Grooming
    Classic
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May - Nov
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #96418 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #56883 in Trail Running
    • #68947 in Hiking
    • #2801 in Skiing
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 35 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 90 in Skiing
  • Land Manager
    Lolo National Forest

Old road / double track running up the main Rattlesnake corridor. Starts smooth and gets a little rougher as you go along. Decent views past the bridge. Main way back from Sheep Mountain

Access Info

From the main Rattlesnake ride up the corridor.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Main Corridor multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,546 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,591 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,137 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,591 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,138 ft
  • Grade
    2%
  • Grade max
    -11.1%
  • Grade min
    20.8%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    01:33:35
  • Avg reverse time
    02:20:31
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on Jun 16, 2022
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Avg: 2.6 (5 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Main Corridor Trail Reports

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      Jun 16, 2022 @ 4:53pm
      Jun 16, 2022
      Big mud pit near the poe meadow outhouse. Other than that, fantastic.
      May 11, 2022 @ 9:07am
      May 11, 2022
      A few puddles, very limited mud to the Franklin bridge. About a dozen trees down between Franklin and the Porcupine Creek Bridge, where the trail...
      May 2, 2022 @ 1:08pm
      May 2, 2022
      Clear and good to the bridge. Was surprised that even the normal wet spots were good.
      Apr 18, 2022 @ 2:39pm
      Apr 18, 2022
      Good conditions to Pilcher Creek and beyond. I turned around at Pilcher but heard from another rider that there is deep snow starting just before...
      Jan 15, 2022 @ 10:04am
      Jan 15, 2022
      Classic track is in pretty good shape with a few spots where hikers mucked it up. The center groomed section was challenging riding. Groomed...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 67 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      All
      • 334 rides
      • Last: Aug 10, 2022

      Photos

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      Aug 3, 2020 @ 5:55pm
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      Jul 22, 2018 @ 10:40pm
      Jul 22, 2018
      238 |
      Jun 23, 2017 @ 6:16am
      Jun 23, 2017
      200 |
      Jun 23, 2017 @ 6:16am
      Jun 23, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      iamhans (May 23, 2020 at 8:22)
      Pretty dry to The bridge, then gets wet. Some parts of the trail were full on streams. Two trees down in the last mile before the wilderness boundary. The ride back down hill through the trail/stream was COLD.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      jmahler TRAILFORKS (Aug 19, 2018 at 8:02)
      Just a long flat road ride :-(
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      mtbmissoula (Jul 22, 2018 at 22:39)
      A few large piles of bear scat on the trail
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      • + 0
      pjh754 (Jul 17, 2018 at 20:33)
      If rocks are your archenemy, prepare.
      [Reply]





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