3 miles
Distance
597 ft
Climb
-850 ft
Descent
00:18:56
Avg time

Ralph's Pass Details

  • Riding area
    Big Sky
    Big Sky, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    open June 15th to Oct 15th
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2017
  • Land Manager

A wonderful trail that can be ridden in either direction and connects the Uplands and Hummocks trails to Ousel Falls and the Yellowmule trails. Riding from town, head east on Aspen Leaf Dr, dropping down to the South Fork of the Gallatin, and climb a hundred yards to the Uplands and Hummocks trailhead. Ascend the Uplands trail to the apex of the climb where you'll find the signed intersection with Ralphs Pass. Jump on Ralphs pass and enjoy. in about 3/4 of a mile, take caution as you enter the switchback section that will test balance. The cruise continues with occasional winding boardwalks and a few bridges as you pass through shaded forests. The ride concludes with short little climb to Ousel Falls trail, where you can continue up to the Yellow Mule trails or take a right back up to the Ousel Falls parking lot.
Reverse the directions for an equally challenging back to Uplands.

Access Info

Access is either via Uplands Trail or Ousel Falls trail.
Uplands: From town center take Aspen Leaf Dr east, past the community stage, across the South Fork of the Gallatin River and up to Uplands and Hummocks trailhead. Ascend Uplands to the top where you will find the intersection with Ralph's Pass
Ousel falls: From Town Center, head up Ousel Falls Rd, or jump on the trail paralleling Ousel Falls rd, for nearly two miles and turn left into Ousel Falls Trailhead parking lot. Descend gravel trail down to river, cross bridge and Ralphs pass on the left 100 yards past the bridge.

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More Stats for Ralph's Pass mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -254 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,413 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,817 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,723 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,469 ft
  • Grade
    -1.873%
  • Grade max
    -46.543%
  • Grade min
    31.749%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    395 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:38:44
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