6 miles
Distance
2,834 ft
Climb
-196 ft
Descent
02:02:54
Avg time
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Muskrat Creek Details

  • Riding area
    South Elkhorns
    Boulder, Montana
  • 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
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,638 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,352 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,000 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,352 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,990 ft
  • Grade
    8.206%
  • Grade max
    -17.127%
  • Grade min
    40.685%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    3,879 ft
  • Distance flat
    833 ft
  • Avg time
    02:02:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:56:29
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Status:
on Jul 25, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Muskrat Creek Trail Reports

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Jul 25, 2017 @ 9:42pm
Jul 25, 2017
Great trail!!! Only 1 down tree. Saw 2 bears chowing berries
Jun 16, 2017 @ 7:30am
Jun 16, 2017
Only one tree down toward the bottom that we couldn't move as of 6/15. Otherwise in really good shape! A bit muddy in spots still toward the top.
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
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Aug 19, 2017 @ 4:41pm
Aug 19, 2017
Muskrat Creek, Helena
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Jul 30, 2017 @ 2:17pm
Jul 30, 2017
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 @ 9:47pm
Jul 25, 2017
Muskrat Creek, Kalispell

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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