2.9 miles
Distance
478 ft
Climb
-958 ft
Descent
00:40:50
Avg time
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    Land Manager

Phillips Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Kalispell
    , 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
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 in Trail Running
    • 75 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
    00:40:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:53:09
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Status:
on Mar 31, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 3.6 (5 votes)
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  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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      Phillips Trail Trail Reports

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      Mar 31, 2022 @ 9:18pm
      Mar 31, 2022
      Trees are clear 100% and Crane Mtn road is open/clear to trailhead.
      Mar 29, 2022 @ 7:43pm
      Mar 29, 2022
      Only a few small trees on backside. Really good right now.
      Mar 24, 2022 @ 9:48pm
      Mar 24, 2022
      Lookout to highway
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 10:24am
      Jul 24, 2021
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 1:06pm
      Jun 19, 2021
      Thanks for the work FAMB! Ripping!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 6 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 112 rides
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      Oct 5, 2017 @ 5:50am
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      Oct 2, 2017 @ 5:48am
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      Routes with this trail

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      Cane Creek Upper Shuttle12 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      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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      Videos

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      Clearing Phillips Trail 2015
      3:15 | 85 | Apr 1, 2015 , Kalispell
      Spring Drops with Gabe
      1:04 | 216 | Mar 10, 2012 , Kalispell
      A Little March Madness
      2:11 | 177 | Mar 17, 2012 , Kalispell
      Phillips Trail 1 of 3
      3:35 | 76 | May 24, 2010 , Kalispell
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