6 miles
Distance
898 ft
Climb
-2,502 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Petty Mountain #8 Trail

Details

  • Riding area
    Petty Mountain
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Lolo National Forest

Beautiful mellow backcountry alpine singletrack with extensive views of the Missoula valley, Bitterroot Range, and Mission Mountains.

Access Info

The easiest access to take the Petty Creek exit from Highway 90 near Alberton, MT. Then take the Southside Road to US Forest Service Road #5563. Follow road #5563 to the parking area for the Petty Mountain Trail.

The trail can also be accessed from Blue Mountain by riding the Grave Creek Growler jeep road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Petty Mountain Trail #8 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,604 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,274 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,071 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,467 ft
  • Grade
    -5.119%
  • Grade max
    -40.934%
  • Grade min
    26.196%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    674 ft
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on Aug 13, 2018
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Petty Mountain... Trail Reports

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Aug 13, 2018 @ 9:30am
Aug 13, 2018
There are couple of forested areas with a number of trees down below the peak and before the junction with the Petty Pasture trail. The alpine...
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Apr 22, 2018 @ 6:49am
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Petty Mountain Trail #8
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Apr 22, 2018 @ 6:49am
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Petty Mountain Trail #8

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag BrianSD (Jun 28, 2018 at 11:04)
 Is there water typically on this route?
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  • + 0
flag Nz61hockey (Jul 17, 2018 at 5:31)
 No water. 20ish down trees. Good amount of hike a bike. Views were awesome tho!
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