6 miles
Distance
3,878 ft
Climb
-420 ft
Descent
01:21:29
Avg time
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Mt. Blackmore Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Northern Gallatin Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #73384 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking

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 trail
  • Altitude change
    3,459 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,677 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,135 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,677 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,135 ft
  • Grade
    10.647%
  • Grade max
    -31.794%
  • Grade min
    45.29%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4,330 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,561 ft
  • Avg time
    01:21:29
  • Avg reverse time
    09:19:25
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Status:
on Jan 2, 2021
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
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  • 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
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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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      Mt. Blackmore Trail Reports

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      Jan 2, 2021 @ 9:34am
      Jan 2, 2021
      reporter Closed to bikes. Designated ski trail thru Apr 15
      Aug 27, 2019 @ 10:21pm
      Aug 27, 2019
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 6:36am
      Jul 31, 2019
      reporter
      This trail was cleared by SWMMBA with help from the Back Country Horsemen on July 27th. 93 trees were cut out between Blackmore to South...
      Jun 25, 2019 @ 5:56pm
      Jun 25, 2019
      Trees in previous report have been cleared. Completely saturated after mile 2 from thunderstorms and melting snow. Got pretty sloppy. Snow became...
      Jun 18, 2019 @ 2:46pm
      Jun 18, 2019
      couple trees down before mile 2... a little muddy in spots after that. after lake the usual rocky and rooty sections.
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