2.1 miles
Distance
124 ft
Climb
-288 ft
Descent
00:19:30
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of May Creek (Lower) Trail

May Creek (Lower) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
    • Backcountry Ski
  • Riding Area
    Chief Joseph Pass
    Wisdom, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #103
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    June-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #78456 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager

This segment of May Creek Trail is gentle and well defined. It parallels May Creek between the Campground and May Creek Cabin.

May Creek Trail in its entirety can be looped with Anderson Mountain Road and Stevenson Ridge back to the campground. Another loop is May Creek Trail to Cabinet Creek to Shoofly to Trail Creek Road.

Winter: While May Creek is far from groomed, there is enough snowshoe and ski traffic to May Creek Cabin to keep the trail packed. Later in Winter is better.

Access Info

Accessed through the gate in the back of May Creek Campground

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for May Creek (Lower) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -164 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,372 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,536 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,536 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,373 ft
  • Grade
    -1.455%
  • Grade max
    -18.417%
  • Grade min
    17.401%
  • Distance climb
    3,700 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    675 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:00
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on Nov 9, 2021
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      May Creek (Lower) Trail Reports

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      Nov 9, 2021 @ 6:02pm
      Nov 9, 2021
      Trail Creek Fire Closure rescinded. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd962068.pdf
      Jul 11, 2021 @ 8:53am
      Jul 11, 2021
      Closed due to Trail Creek Fire. More Info: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7634/
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 7:17pm
      Jul 4, 2021
      Trail in good condition and clear of deadfall to the cabin. Creek crossing g at the start requires a bit of a scramble over some logs in the...
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 7:51am
      Jul 26, 2020
      reporter Clear of deadfall. Thnx MCC.
      Dec 9, 2017 @ 7:25am
      Dec 9, 2017
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