6.1 miles
Distance
2,857 ft
Climb
-214 ft
Descent
02:08:10
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Muskrat Creek Trail

Muskrat Creek Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May-November
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on trail
    Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #1910
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Muskrat Creek Trail 450 is a popular out-and-back ride that offers lots of playtime rocks along the trail.

Access Info

Exit I-90 and Boulder and turn onto the frontage road. Turn right on Sloans Lane, and then left on Upper Valley Road. Follow Upper Valley / Muskrat Road along Muskrat Creek until the road ends at the trailhead.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Muskrat Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,643 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude max
    1.5 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.5 miles
  • Grade
    8.141%
  • Grade max
    -17.127%
  • Grade min
    40.685%
  • Distance climb
    5.1 miles
  • Distance down
    4,402 ft
  • Distance flat
    872 ft
  • Avg time
    02:08:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:59:39
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Status:
on Sep 20, 2016
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Muskrat Creek Trail Reports

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Sep 20, 2016 @ 7:30am
Sep 20, 2016
Trail is completely clear as of 9/17
Jun 27, 2016 @ 7:28am
Jun 27, 2016
Jun 5, 2016 @ 6:50am
Jun 5, 2016
Ok she is ready to RIDE! trail has been cleared up to about 5 miles then there is SNOW. as of June 3 2016
May 5, 2016 @ 11:46am
May 5, 2016
Large trees down across trail, blocking trail. Trail has been cleared up to 2 miles then starts in with snow and trees down
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:27am
Apr 19, 2016
reporter Snow and downed trees, according to multiple reports.
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Oct 21, 2014 @ 11:50am
Oct 21, 2014
Muskrat Creek, Helena

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag evasive MBG (Apr 21, 2016 at 7:23)
 Like most Helenans, this trail is my least favorite climb, and my absolute favorite downhill. The climb doesn't give you a break, but then the downhill doesn't either. There is a fantastic raspberry patch at the bridge in late summer. It's a big ride, but not too far from town.
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