3 miles
Distance
588 ft
Climb
-1,111 ft
Descent
00:43:46
Avg time
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Phillips Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Kalispell
    Kalispell, Montana
  • AKA
    #373
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June to November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #18711 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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.

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More Stats for Phillips Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -523 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,526 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,400 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,050 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,526 ft
  • Grade
    -3.38%
  • Grade max
    -53.837%
  • Grade min
    53.299%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    869 ft
  • Avg time
    00:43:46
  • Avg reverse time
    01:12:39
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Status:
on Aug 12, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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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 Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Phillips Trail Trail Reports

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      Aug 12, 2019 @ 2:14pm
      Aug 12, 2019
      A number of large trees down, top to bottom. Most are on the lake side of the high point, but a few on Crane Rd side too. Good sightlines coming...
      Oct 1, 2018 @ 8:29am
      Oct 1, 2018
      One downed log across the trail halfway between start and finish
      Sep 21, 2018 @ 1:57pm
      Sep 21, 2018
      Primo!
      Aug 29, 2018 @ 10:16am
      Aug 29, 2018
      Rode up Crane Mountain Road and Philips Trail as far as the viewpoint. A good ride with a great view well worth the effort.a couple of short steep...
      Jun 22, 2018 @ 9:10am
      Jun 22, 2018
      reporter All clear.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 96 rides
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      Oct 2, 2017 @ 5:48am
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      Oct 2, 2017

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Buchholz (Aug 2, 2019 at 12:16)
       Trail is in good condition. No blow downs. Minor washouts. Very challenging riding backwards. Should be black diamond going that direction. Fun decent!
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      Clearing Phillips Trail 2015
      3:15 | 66 | Apr 1, 2015 , Kalispell
      Spring Drops with Gabe
      1:04 | 189 | Mar 10, 2012 , Kalispell
      A Little March Madness
      2:11 | 161 | Mar 17, 2012 , Kalispell
      Phillips Trail 1 of 3
      3:35 | 70 | May 24, 2010 , Kalispell
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