3,042 ft
Distance
322 ft
Climb
-11 ft
Descent
00:10:48
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mount Sentinel Summit Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Pattee Canyon
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Snow Grooming
    Backcountry
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Non-winter
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #23074 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #612 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 85 in Skiing
  • 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 bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    311 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,816 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,127 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,816 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,127 ft
  • Grade
    10.215%
  • Grade max
    -4.345%
  • Grade min
    24.973%
  • Distance climb
    2,613 ft
  • Distance down
    291 ft
  • Distance flat
    138 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:15
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Status:
on Jan 3, 2021
Snow Packed
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Mount Sentinel... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 3, 2021 @ 10:34am
      Jan 3, 2021
      reporter Bit slippery in places.
      Sep 25, 2020 @ 2:57pm
      Sep 25, 2020
      reporter
      Sep 6, 2020 @ 8:57am
      Sep 6, 2020
      reporter
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 10:16am
      Aug 3, 2020
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 8:31am
      Mar 19, 2020
      Snowpacked and icy from the saddle to just below the summit.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 72 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 275 rides
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      Photos

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      Apr 25, 2020 @ 3:49pm
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      150 |
      Feb 19, 2019 @ 1:28pm
      Feb 19, 2019
      97 |
      Feb 19, 2019 @ 1:22pm
      Feb 19, 2019
      | 1 comments

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