3.5 miles
Distance
626 ft
Climb
-854 ft
Descent
01:00:24
Avg time
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    Land Manager

Monarch Creek Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Little Blackfoot
    Elliston, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #362
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #189385 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager

East end is steep with big water bars. Trail levels out for a while after joining with Larabee Gulch Trail then drops through a couple switchbacks and some sweet gravelly/sandy singletrack to Blackfoot Meadows.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Monarch Creek Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -228 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,427 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,283 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,655 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,427 ft
  • Grade
    -1.2%
  • Grade max
    -49.3%
  • Grade min
    30.7%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    351 ft
  • Avg time
    01:00:24
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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      Monarch Creek Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 12, 2021 @ 12:39pm
      Sep 12, 2021
      Bf meadows to monarch to larabee. Cleared few trees down on blackfoot and monarch. Larabee had maybe 30-40 downed trees, mostly near the top flat...
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 7:31am
      Aug 2, 2020
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 9:53pm
      Jul 12, 2020
      The section from Ontario Creek Road to Larabee Gulch Trail has about 50 down trees that require a lot of hiking around. From Larabee junction to...
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 7:34pm
      Sep 14, 2019
      A few trees down between B.F. Meadows and Larabee Gulch.
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