4 miles
Distance
52 ft
Climb
-2,853 ft
Descent
00:34:59
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mill Creek Trail

Mill Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Blue Mountain
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    July to October
  • Global Ranking
    #16421 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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
More Stats for Mill Creek bike 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
    00:34:59
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Status:
on Oct 20, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.4 (10 votes)

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

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to mill-creek-31929 trailhead (46.713040, -114.202980)
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Mill Creek Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 20, 2018 @ 9:50pm
Oct 20, 2018
Some snow and greasy sections on the upper portion but pretty prime otherwise, still totally rideable.
Oct 18, 2018 @ 5:03pm
Oct 18, 2018
Oct 18, 2018 @ 5:03pm
Oct 18, 2018
Snowy on the pedal up, but most of the descent is tacky. Good to go!
Aug 27, 2018 @ 9:51am
Aug 27, 2018
reporter Now open and riding great after the fire. One log down just before the rock garden at the bottom of the descent. Fireweed is trying to overgrow...
Oct 10, 2017 @ 9:53pm
Oct 10, 2017
Temporary closure due to Lolo Peak Fire
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Photos

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Oct 20, 2018 @ 9:50pm
Oct 20, 2018
Mill Creek, Missoula
28 |
Aug 1, 2017 @ 8:36am
Aug 1, 2017
Mill Creek, My City
88 |
Oct 30, 2016 @ 10:01pm
Oct 30, 2016
Mill Creek, Missoula
87 |
Oct 30, 2016 @ 10:00pm
Oct 30, 2016
Mill Creek, Missoula

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