17 miles
Distance
4,320 ft
Climb
-4,336 ft
Descent
04:22:20
Avg time
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Reservation Divide Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Missoula
    , Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #18342 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Reservation Divide trail above the Ninemile valley, preferred direction is east to west. This is rugged, difficult riding and involves a good amount of hiking so be prepared. To start out you get a very steep climb to near the top of McCormick peak that you will be walking, but then does get better and is mostly ridable after that. There is little/no water along the trail and expect to take 5+ hours to cover the distance from the start of the trail to Seigel pass. To do the entire trail a shuttle is helpful, but by riding up the road and then descending the ridge early at Burnt Fork you can ride a shorter complete loop of about 35mi.

Access Info

From the Ninemile valley ride or drive to the top of McCormick Creek road to reach the eastern end. The western end is above Seigel pass.

More Stats for Reservation Divide bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -16 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,002 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,324 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,018 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,002 ft
  • Grade
    -0.018%
  • Grade max
    -36.888%
  • Grade min
    33.701%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,757 ft
  • Avg time
    04:22:20
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Status:
on Aug 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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  • 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
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  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
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      Reservation Divide Trail Reports

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      Aug 19, 2018 @ 12:36pm
      Aug 19, 2018
      60 trees down on the first 9 miles of trail from McCormick Creek trailhead to 3 Lakes Mtn. area.
      Jul 16, 2017 @ 3:48pm
      Jul 16, 2017
      As of 7/14/17: Josephine Peak to Burnt Fork has approx. 25 trees down (Most are smaller than 12 inch DBH, largest maybe 24 inch DBH.) Most within...
      Jul 11, 2017 @ 11:23am
      Jul 11, 2017
      Cleared of deadfall from McCormick Peak to Josephine Peak and on 7/8/17 by MTB Missoula. Deadfall status is unknown west of Josephine Peak, but is...
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