4 miles
Distance
2,632 ft
Climb
-194 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Printers Creek Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Petty Mountain
    Missoula, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #718
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    Lolo National Forest

The Printers Creek trail provides access to Petty Mountain from the Petty Creek Valley. The trail starts by following an old road bed with some areas of overgrown vegetation. At about two miles the trail leaves the road bed and heads up a ridge to a junction with the Petty Mountain trail. The ridge climb is steep requiring some hiking, especially over the first couple of miles. At higher elevations the grade slackens and the trail becomes more rideable.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Printers Creek Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,438 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,493 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,493 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,930 ft
  • Grade
    11.467%
  • Grade max
    -72.933%
  • Grade min
    64.856%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2,287 ft
  • Distance flat
    795 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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  • 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
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  • 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
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      Directions to printers-creek-trail trailhead (46.876640, -114.428180)
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      Printers Creek Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 17, 2019 @ 8:35am
      Sep 17, 2019
      Brushy with a dozen or so down trees, otherwise great.
      Jul 21, 2019 @ 3:18pm
      Jul 21, 2019
      Trails is a bit overgrown in places at the lower elevations but is still easy to follow. There are a few large trees down that will require a...
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag alanswanson (Sep 17, 2019 at 8:35)
       Brutal as a climb, would be really fun to come down. Beautiful views. Had a dozen plus trees down as of 9/16/19.
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