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

  • Riding area
    Gallatin Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • 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
    10.325%
  • Grade max
    -35.157%
  • Grade min
    60.538%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4,769 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,504 ft
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Mt. Blackmore, Bozeman

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