7.2 miles
Distance
1,290 ft
Climb
-4,814 ft
Descent
01:37:58
Avg time
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Patrick Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Mountain Bike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Finger Lake
    Whitefish, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #183929 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Trail starts just below the Lookout at the top of Mt. Marston. Trail follows a ridge line with some short climbs, and passes through the 2015 burn. After a final climb, it starts a long descent into the valley. It gets progressively rockier and has some minor creek crossings near the end. Coast down NF 7006 back to the highway.

Access Info

Can be shuttled via the Marston Lookout road, NF 900

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Patrick Ridge hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,524 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,499 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,077 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,023 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,499 ft
  • Grade
    -9.285%
  • Grade max
    -70.936%
  • Grade min
    57.161%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,726 ft
  • Avg time
    01:37:58
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on Sep 5, 2020
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      Patrick Ridge Trail Reports

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      Sep 5, 2020 @ 10:56pm
      Sep 5, 2020
      The big issue here is deadfall, as it has not been cleared since the big wind events of fall 19' and spring 20". There is one stretch inn...
      Aug 17, 2017 @ 5:44am
      Aug 17, 2017
      Majority of the trail is overgrown. Lots of dead, burnt trees curled over the trail to stab or closeline riders. Still rideable, but use caution.
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      • Last: Jul 14, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

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      ovaneveren (Jul 21, 2018 at 14:25)
      Very narrow and difficult trail experts only. Most of the trail is less than a foot white scattered with logs and rocks. There were many trees down. It is doable but sketchy
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      509 | Aug 22, 2017 , Whitefish
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