7.7 miles
Distance
2,112 ft
Climb
-1,433 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Patrol Ridge Climb Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Essex
    , Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Apr - Oct
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #33101 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Flathead National Forest

This is a gated forest service road that begins near the 'Challenge cabin' and runs up over Patrol Ridge through a narrow pass before descending down the other side to the 25 Mile creek drainage. At the drainage the two-track eventually peters out in a mass of alder but the route is in excellent shape for riding to this point. People interested in hiking can pick up the 25 Mile Creek trail (Flathead National Forest Trail #159) from here for extended adventures. Beautiful mountain views along this trail, particularly on the back side of Patrol Ridge.

Access Info

Trailhead is located along Skyland road just before reaching the Challenge Cabin

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More Stats for Patrol Ridge Climb mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    679 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,031 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,041 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,720 ft
  • Grade
    1.66%
  • Grade max
    -45.464%
  • Grade min
    40.236%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,946 ft
  • Avg reverse time
    04:58:44
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on Aug 28, 2021
Dry
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      Patrol Ridge Climb Trail Reports

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      Aug 28, 2021 @ 8:05am
      Aug 28, 2021
      Some alder creeping in along portions of the trail, but otherwise good conditions
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 7:01am
      Jul 20, 2019
      Trail in good condition. Moderate amount of small bear scat on the backside of the ride between top of the ridge and Twenty Five Mile Creek trail...
      Aug 26, 2018 @ 11:00am
      Aug 26, 2018
      Trail was in excellent condition on 08/25/2018
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