3,042 ft
322 ft
-11 ft
5,127 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mount Sentinel Summit Trail


  • Riding area
    Pattee Canyon
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    University of Montana

This is a great out and back trail that takes you to the very summit of Mount Sentinel from its eastern saddle. There are a couple of steep sections, so give yourself a pat on the back if you make it without dabs. Take in the awesome view of the Missoula Valley and then enjoy the fast (and sometimes loose) descent back to the saddle. This is a popular multi-use trail, so be vigilant and courteous to other users. This short trail is one of the crown jewels of the Pattee Canyon system, so keeping it open to bicycles is important.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mount Sentinel Summit mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    311 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,816 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,816 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,127 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,613 ft
  • Distance down
    291 ft
  • Distance flat
    138 ft
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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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MTBM - Mt. Sentinel Summit Blue Route
11 miles

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