4.4 miles
Distance
625 ft
Climb
-1,935 ft
Descent
00:35:31
Avg time

Mountain to Meadow Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Summer and Fall
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump, Pump Track
  • Global Ranking
    #3623 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #90246 in Trail Running
    • #86273 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015

A mellow and scenic 2 mile trail climb gets you to the top of a 4 mile downhill guaranteed to plaster a smile to your face. This ripping all mountain trail links the Big Sky resort base area to the Meadow Village, 1500 vertical feet below. It's got everything from fast and tight forest single track to sculpted berms and rollers following the natural roller coaster terrain of Flat Iron Mtn. You may not get high in the air, but ride it fast and you'll be skimming the ground over and over. Towards the bottom there are a series of exposed switchbacks to keep you on your toes.

Access Info

Take the local bus or shuttle to the Big Sky base area and follow signs to Upper South Fork (trail is new and not yet fully signed. Or, shuttle higher to Moonlight Lodge and rip Otter Way or Otter Slide first.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Mountain to Meadow mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,310 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,594 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,037 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,903 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,594 ft
  • Grade
    -5.605%
  • Grade max
    -72.199%
  • Grade min
    54.341%
  • Distance climb
    5,253 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,608 ft
  • Avg time
    00:35:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:54:39
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Status:
on Sep 7, 2021
Very Dry
Avg: 4.8 (17 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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      Mountain to Meadow Trail Reports

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      Sep 7, 2021 @ 9:38am
      Sep 7, 2021
      Good ride but dry and dusty. Brake bumps and soft dust. Still a fun ride.?
      Sep 4, 2021 @ 7:28am
      Sep 4, 2021
      Jul 25, 2021 @ 6:32pm
      Jul 25, 2021
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 7:43am
      Jul 23, 2021
      Great after recent rains
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 10:36am
      Jun 11, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 319 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 690 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 12, 2021 @ 11:35am
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      223 |
      Aug 22, 2016 @ 2:30pm
      Aug 22, 2016
      443 |
      Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:52pm
      Aug 28, 2015

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      wallynbigsky (Aug 29, 2015 at 6:39)
       The best trail in Big Sky. The top and middle sections have great berms, flow, and some rollers. Just check your speed when you transition to the switchbacks on the lower part of trail. Well done Terraflow!
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      Jbelknap (Aug 15, 2019 at 14:52)
       Signed all the way from big sky base ad mountain to meadow. Easy to find, and a super fun ride back to the village. Only bummer is the brake bumps are starting to get heinous in a few spots. Trail would benefit from a volunteer trail work day!
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      • + 0
      TALMOR (Aug 7, 2020 at 7:10)
       Great trail planning! Stunning views and super fun flow going down to the town
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      mtrono (Jul 23, 2021 at 7:47)
       Great trail from ski area. Access is to the left of the Ramcharger lift. It’s now signed Mountain to Meadow the entire way. First mile may have fast downhill traffic from Snake Charmer lift served trail. Climbs initially and after 1.5 miles it’s all fun flows downhill! Make sure you catch the last 1/4mile before you get to town. Last mile or so is on road until just after Moosehead Rd and look for dirt road to right. It’s not signed but you’ll see bike tires. This is fun way back to town
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      Videos

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      youtuber Big Flow in Big Sky
      11:48 | 366 | Jul 12, 2020 , Big Sky
      youtuber MOUNTAIN TO MEADOW at Big Sky Resort
      10:00 | 317 | Aug 16, 2019 , Big Sky
      Mountain to Meadow Crash
      0:16 | 86 | Oct 9, 2020 , Big Sky
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