1.1 miles
Distance
7 ft
Climb
-457 ft
Descent
00:04:27
Avg time

Mo Z Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Pattee Canyon
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #36200 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1045 in Trail Running
    • #12622 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    City of Missoula

This trail focuses on FLOW. There are a few switchbacks but for the most part they are bermed and wide enough to keep your speed. This is the primary route to use to get to the upper Pattee Creek trails higher up in the canyon.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Mo Z mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -449 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,473 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,923 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,923 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,473 ft
  • Grade
    -7.815%
  • Grade max
    -34.057%
  • Grade min
    5.603%
  • Distance climb
    271 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    152 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:42
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Status:
on Apr 28, 2022
Dry
Avg: 3.75 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Directions to mo-z trailhead (46.834480, -113.980130)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 20 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 409 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,633 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 13, 2019 @ 12:45am
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      Jan 31, 2019 @ 2:18pm
      Jan 31, 2019
      159 |
      Aug 8, 2018 @ 9:06pm
      Aug 8, 2018

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      MinnesotaTopps (Sep 27, 2020 at 14:16)
       Always a blast to come flying down the MoZ. Worth the climb up the road a couple of times and earn the reward of a wide open switchback with some long fast stretches.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      mtnmox (Mar 26, 2022 at 2:57)
       They need to make this trail one way/downhill only, and close it off to hikers. Ran into hikers hiking the trail both up and down. Some of them just clueless of bikers. And so many bikers will climb this trail.

      A parallel trail should be made because you’re chances of not passing someone on this trail are slim.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      mtnmox (Mar 26, 2022 at 10:06)
       *clueless hikers
      I didn't actually run into hikers and bikers, but encountered and passed by many of them. I understand that it's an easier trail to climb compared to the fire road, but overall Mo Z is primarily used for downhill, and isn't fun to ride down if there's people using it to climb.

      Another trail needs to made just dedicated to climbing. And Mo Z should be only open to downhill mtn bikers. Idk, that's just my thoughts.
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