6 miles
Distance
2,833 ft
Climb
-195 ft
Descent
02:10:40
Avg time
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Muskrat Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    South Elkhorns
    Boulder, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #72
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • 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
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Muskrat Creek Trail 72 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
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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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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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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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Photos

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      Jul 25, 2017 @ 9:47pm
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      75 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 9:46pm
      Jul 25, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      Tizer Traverse Remix
      23 miles

      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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
      [Reply]

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