5,217 ft
Distance
17 ft
Climb
-601 ft
Descent
00:06:33
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Merry Widow Trail

Merry Widow Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Copper City
    Three Forks, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Rock Garden, Wallride
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2019
  • Land Manager
    BLM

Steep, downhill directional trail. Has some tough rocky features, but easier switchbacks compared to Never Sweat. Crossing the gully and to the bottom is smoother. Fun, steep sides to the gully.

Access Info

Ride up High Ore and take your second left on the ridge line.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Merry Widow mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -584 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,811 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,395 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,395 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,811 ft
  • Grade
    -11.2%
  • Grade max
    -42.781%
  • Grade min
    11.319%
  • Distance climb
    448 ft
  • Distance down
    4,238 ft
  • Distance flat
    348 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:09
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Status:
on Aug 27, 2020
Avg: 4.85 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Merry Widow Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 27, 2020 @ 9:00pm
      Aug 27, 2020
      Aug 25, 2020 @ 7:38pm
      Aug 25, 2020
      reporter 1.5 hours of continuous rain, trails are ideal for next day
      Jun 10, 2020 @ 4:05pm
      Jun 10, 2020
      May 5, 2020 @ 5:20pm
      May 5, 2020
      Blown out and dry
      Apr 21, 2020 @ 9:32am
      Apr 21, 2020
      Clear, dry, and riding great
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 151 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Photos

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      May 18, 2020 @ 8:02pm
      May 18, 2020
      94 |
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 9:17pm
      Sep 25, 2019
      92 |
      Sep 16, 2019 @ 8:41pm
      Sep 16, 2019
      109 |
      Sep 16, 2019 @ 8:41pm
      Sep 16, 2019

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      L.E.R.B.
      9 miles
      Boundary Ride
      19 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Zaskey (Jun 15, 2019 at 23:04)
       Steep and technical at the top, just keep your butt over the back wheel and everything is fine. This transitions into fast, big berms that are in better shape than Neversweat (less rutted out), there is one corkscrew that goes through a gully that you have to commit to for speed, as it is steep enough on either side that you'd eat it without speed. Very fast, very fun, worth multiple laps.
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