4 miles
Distance
3,047 ft
Climb
-263 ft
Descent
01:09:46
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Middle Cottonwood Trail

Middle Cottonwood Details

  • Riding Area
    Bridger Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May-October
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Another technical challenge on the west side of the Bridgers, Middle Cottonwood is generally ridden as an out an back but can also be linked up with the Bridger Foothills trail for a longer adventure. The bottom half of the trail is of moderate grade with occasional steep, technical sections which become more sustained the higher you go. Some rerouting of the trail has been done recently about half way up which gives you a chance to catch your breath and take in the surroundings. FYI- This trail is subject to the Trail Time Share which prohibits mountain biking on Sundays from June 16 to September 5.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Middle Cottonwood bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,783 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,475 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,259 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,475 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,259 ft
  • Grade
    12.606%
  • Grade max
    -47.711%
  • Grade min
    52.865%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    1,803 ft
  • Distance flat
    757 ft
  • Avg time
    01:09:46
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Jun 16, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2 (1 votes)

view (15)
close
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to middle-cottonwood trailhead (45.764870, -110.988320)
update trails status or condition

Middle Cottonwood Trail Reports

datedescription
Jun 16, 2018 @ 8:18pm
Jun 16, 2018
lots of stream crossings
view all reports »

Photos

more »
103 |
Jan 5, 2017 @ 8:59am
Jan 5, 2017
Middle Cottonwood, Bozeman
97 |
Jan 5, 2017 @ 8:59am
Jan 5, 2017
Middle Cottonwood, Bozeman
198 |
Apr 25, 2013 @ 9:07am
Apr 25, 2013
Middle Cottonwood, Bozeman
322 |
Sep 27, 2012 @ 10:13am
Sep 27, 2012
| 1 comments Middle Cottonwood, Bozeman

Trail Products

Reviews / Comments

No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.


Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login

Videos

no videos have been added for Middle Cottonwood yet, add a video.
  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.