2.9 miles
Distance
478 ft
Climb
-958 ft
Descent
00:27:28
Avg time
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Phillips Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Crane Mountain Trails
    Bigfork, Montana
  • AKA
    #373
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June to November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #74799 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #90620 in Trail Running
    • #37182 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking

From Hwy 35 it's going to be a push for most of us up to one of the best views of Flathead Lake. That's a great out and back that way.
From The Crane Road the trail starts out as a steep climb but only for a short distance then the trail drops and climbs several times. Mauzie Creek is past half-way to the view point. From the view point you can ride down to Hwy 35 to your shuttle rig or ride back the way from which you came. Any way you ride this trail you're gonna like it.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Phillips Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -480 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,550 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,401 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,030 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,550 ft
  • Grade
    -3.1%
  • Grade max
    -47%
  • Grade min
    44.8%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    902 ft
  • Avg time
    00:27:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:46:17
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on Jul 7, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 3.7 (7 votes)
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      Phillips Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 7, 2024 @ 1:19pm
      Jul 7, 2024
      One large tree down between the summit and Mauzer creek but easy to walk over. A little too big for my handsaw but got the smaller one. Remainder...
      Jul 5, 2024 @ 9:04am
      Jul 5, 2024
      Two trees down. Could use a bit of brush clearing on the lower part of the trail. Challenging trail with a lot of slippery rocks and roots when...
      Apr 15, 2024 @ 3:26am
      Apr 15, 2024
      No snow and no trees.
      Apr 14, 2024 @ 5:18am
      Apr 14, 2024
      Lots of trees down
      Aug 27, 2022 @ 10:16am
      Aug 27, 2022
      Trees down
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 154 rides
      • Last: Jul 12, 2024

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      Oct 2, 2017 @ 5:48am
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      Oct 2, 2017 @ 5:48am
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