3 miles
Distance
721 ft
Climb
-1,097 ft
Descent
00:30:23
Avg time

Palisades Details

  • Riding area
    Red Lodge
    Red Lodge, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Oct
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Global Ranking

Great Alpine single track. A couple punchy climbs but nothing too intense or long. Mostly in the trees. Can be ridden as an out and back going either direction (but starting on the north end is probably the best approach, or you could shuttle from the top of willow creek trail and add this trail to the end.

Access Info

Trail head at the north end can be accessed by following Fox Road out of town to the West until it takes a hard 90 degree turn to the South. The trailhead is right a that turn. On the south end the trail starts at the Palisades Campground (at the end of palisades campground road). Start up the trail out of the camp ground and there is almost immediately an intersection. The left/straight fork will take you up willow creek trail, and the right fork is the palisades trail. Another option is to start at the top of the willow creek trail which is on the north side of the road roughly 90% of the way to red lodge mtn resort.

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More Stats for Palisades mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -377 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,992 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,669 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,368 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,992 ft
  • Grade
    -2.235%
  • Grade max
    -40.385%
  • Grade min
    40.21%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    999 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:23
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on Sep 9, 2017
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Palisades Trail Reports

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Sep 9, 2017 @ 3:53pm
Sep 9, 2017
We rode as out and back. However, i recorded the track starting from the north end. The trail's north end has been extended from how TF has it...
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