6 miles
Distance
2,833 ft
Climb
-195 ft
Descent
02:10:40
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Muskrat Creek Trail

Muskrat Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    South Elkhorns
    Boulder, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • 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
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #15130 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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.

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More Stats for Muskrat Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,637 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,353 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,000 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,353 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,990 ft
  • Grade
    8.205%
  • Grade max
    -17.127%
  • Grade min
    40.685%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    3,879 ft
  • Distance flat
    833 ft
  • Avg time
    02:10:40
  • Avg reverse time
    00:56:29
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Status:
on Jul 31, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (6 votes)

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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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to muskrat-creek trailhead (46.306898, -112.028427)
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Muskrat Creek Trail Reports

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Jul 31, 2018 @ 8:47pm
Jul 31, 2018
Mama and baby moose at first creek crossing with bridge. Exercise care and caution. Moose tracks both up and down trail. So cool!
Jul 31, 2018 @ 8:44pm
Jul 31, 2018
Jul 29, 2018 @ 6:15pm
Jul 29, 2018
Three trees down.
Jul 7, 2018 @ 2:04pm
Jul 7, 2018
A couple of small wet spots. Only 1 tree down.
Jun 10, 2018 @ 5:57am
Jun 10, 2018
Trail clear of trees up to 6 miles, snow at 5 miles
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Photos

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Aug 7, 2018 @ 6:51am
Aug 7, 2018
Muskrat Creek, Helena
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Aug 7, 2018 @ 6:51am
Aug 7, 2018
Muskrat Creek, Helena
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Jul 25, 2017 @ 9:47pm
Jul 25, 2017
Muskrat Creek, Kalispell
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Jul 25, 2017 @ 9:46pm
Jul 25, 2017
Muskrat Creek, Kalispell

Routes with this trail

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2 Reviews & 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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  • + 0
flag pcullen (Jun 3, 2018 at 13:57)
 Trail clear of logs up to 4.5 miles, then about 8 more trees above. 6/3/18
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