3.2 miles
Distance
375 ft
Climb
-667 ft
Descent
00:29:58
Avg time

Norton Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Spring-Fall
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Montana Forest Service

Norton Creek can be accessed from the top by driving down the German Gulch road or you can park on the Durant Canyon Road, just off the Fairmont Road and ride up to the the trail. The top half of the trail is full of low speed technical sections that will challenge even the best riders. The lower half is a fun old school cross country trail that offers sections with great flow.

Access Info

There are some gates at the bottom trailhead and a few land owner issues that are currently being worked out. The top is totally accessible by a dirt road(SUV or Truck is best). A fun option is to park at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and ride up the German Gulch Road for a bit of a climbing challenge and then descend down Norton Creek and then ride the Fairmont road back to your car.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Norton Creek bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -292 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,190 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,494 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,493 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,201 ft
  • Grade
    -1.728%
  • Grade max
    -39.431%
  • Grade min
    20.468%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,424 ft
  • Avg time
    00:29:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:45:51
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