6 miles
3,833 ft
-505 ft
2 miles
High Point
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Mt. Blackmore Details

  • Riding area
    Gallatin Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Alpine Trail
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

This trail climbs around 3700' from the Blackmore trailhead in Hyalite canyon (alternately accessed from the reservoir) to the summit Mt. Blackmore, and is generally ridden as an out-and-back. It sees a wide variety of trail types along the way, including alpine singletrack, loose rock, lengthy rock gardens, off-camber roots and smooth forest sections. Expect significant sections of hike-a-bike on the way up. Trail junctions near the start are well-signed. Once the saddle between Elephant Mtn and Blackmore is reached, stay right up the ridge to gain Blackmore proper. Riding straight here will drop the rider into South Cottonwood, which is an adventurous ride and can be ridden as a long shuttle.

The descent is rowdy, rocky and fun, but keep in mind that this is a popular recreation spot close to Bozeman. Expect to share the trail with hikers and horses, be courteous, and yield the trail. Best ridden on a weekday.

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More Stats for Mt. Blackmore mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,328 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,666 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,675 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,003 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4,769 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,504 ft
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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slippery af
7:45 | 187 | Jul 25, 2015 , Bozeman
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