4 miles
Distance
91 ft
Climb
-3,148 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
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Petty Pasture Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Petty Mountain
    Missoula, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #733
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Manager
    Lolo National Forest

A fast and demanding descent from the ridge of Petty Mountain all the way down to Petty Creek Road. The trail starts in a small stand of trees and quickly descends to an open slope with good views of Petty Mountain and then swings north traversing through a section of lodgepole pine. The trail then turns west and plunges down the wide open swath of Petty Pasture cutting across a very steep slope. The occasional water bar logs, a couple of areas where the trail bed is eroding away, and the sharp switchbacks at the bottom add to the difficulty.

Disclaimer

Narrow trail traverses steep open sidehills with occasional obstacles.

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More Stats for Petty Pasture Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,057 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,251 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,308 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,251 ft
  • Grade
    -14.749%
  • Grade max
    -56.808%
  • Grade min
    23.717%
  • Distance climb
    1,062 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    174 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Petty Pasture Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 21, 2019 @ 4:22pm
      Jul 21, 2019
      There are a few trees down in upper section of the trail when it traverses through an area of lodgepole pines. In the section where the trail is...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
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      • 0 rides
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      Jul 21, 2019 @ 3:36pm
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      Jul 21, 2019 @ 3:36pm
      Jul 21, 2019

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag alanswanson (Sep 17, 2019 at 8:33)
       Super classic trail. 3000' of grassy side-hilling on a skinny trail and steep switchbacks. Technical in the sense that it's narrow and you wouldn't want to fall, but not difficult riding and not sure I agree with the double-black rating. Views are amazing. 6 down trees on the upper portion as of 9/16/19.
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