6 miles
3,878 ft
-420 ft
Avg time
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Mt. Blackmore Details

  • Riding Area
    Gallatin Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Alpine Trail
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #73384 in Mountain Biking

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 bike 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4,330 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,561 ft
  • Avg time
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Jul 12, 2017 @ 6:32am
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Mt. Blackmore, Bozeman
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Mt. Blackmore, Bozeman
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Jul 12, 2017 @ 6:32am
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Mt. Blackmore, Bozeman
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Jul 12, 2017 @ 6:32am
Jul 12, 2017
Mt. Blackmore, Bozeman

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slippery af
7:45 | 234 | Jul 25, 2015 , Bozeman
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