3 miles
694 ft
-1,072 ft
Avg time
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Palisades Details

  • Riding Area
    Red Lodge
    Red Lodge, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • Alpine Trail
  • Global Ranking
    #24522 in Mountain Biking

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Palisades bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -378 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,991 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,671 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,370 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,991 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    652 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 23, 2018
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to palisades-85817 trailhead (45.171572, -109.310666)
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Palisades Trail Reports

Jul 23, 2018 @ 8:09pm
Jul 23, 2018
here there be bears
Jul 4, 2018 @ 8:03am
Jul 4, 2018
Nice and soft... Hero dirt!
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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