3.9 miles
Distance
52 ft
Climb
-2,853 ft
Descent
00:39:49
Avg time
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Mill Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    Blue Mountain
    Missoula, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #1310
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    July to October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #42175 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #75611 in Trail Running
    • #52406 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    Lolo National Forest

2000+ feet of non-stop no pedal descending. Steep switchbacks, huge rockgardens and fast flowy sections are your reward for hitting a seldom ridden descent close to Missoula. MTB Missoula is responsible for clearing deadfall from this trail every year, so give them some kudos, or even better become a member

Access Info

Either shuttle or ride up Mormon peak road to Lolo peak trailhead. Mill Creek trail starts less than a mile up this trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Mill Creek mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,801 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,620 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,421 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,421 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,620 ft
  • Grade
    -13.759%
  • Grade max
    -43.832%
  • Grade min
    21.738%
  • Distance climb
    1,021 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    157 ft
  • Avg time
    00:39:49
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on Jun 15, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (10 votes)
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  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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      Mill Creek Trail Reports

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      Jun 15, 2021 @ 4:43pm
      Jun 15, 2021
      Completely clear, thanks mtb Missoula!
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 7:45pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      Trail hasn't been cut out yet this season, there were probably 30 trees down, nothing major. I am surprised its not cut out yet, but i didn't cut...
      May 31, 2020 @ 7:02am
      May 31, 2020
      All clear except two logs down about mid way. One hand held saw next trip down and the trail would be perfect top to bottom. All time right now.
      Jul 21, 2019 @ 4:41pm
      Jul 21, 2019
      Remember the Dust Bowl from History class?
      Jun 14, 2019 @ 4:32pm
      Jun 14, 2019
      No need to brush your teeth before this ride—the dirt is extra minty right now ????????????????????????
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 117 rides
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      Jun 27, 2020 @ 7:56pm
      Jun 27, 2020

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      1 Review & Comments

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      Focusedinsanity (Sep 1, 2020 at 8:04)
       Great, technical run. Bring the big bike, pads, and ride it hard. Lots of roots up top, the mud section is shale and moon dust (august). Tight switchbacks with steps/rock drops and great views when you stop to cool the brakes (recommended). The bottom section is dominated by rock gardens. Enjoy! This one is fun!
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