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

Patrol Ridge Climb Details

  • Riding Area
    Essex
    Essex, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB, Gravel
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Apr - Oct
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #11740 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 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 bike 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
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Status:
on Aug 26, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Patrol Ridge Climb Trail Reports

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      Aug 26, 2018 @ 11:00am
      Aug 26, 2018
      Trail was in excellent condition on 08/25/2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 1 rides
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      Patrol Ridge Climb, Essex
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      Patrol Ridge Climb, Essex
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      Aug 26, 2018 @ 11:23am
      Aug 26, 2018
      Patrol Ridge Climb, Essex

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