17 miles
Distance
4,320 ft
Climb
-4,336 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
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Reservation Divide Details

  • Riding Area
    Missoula
    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
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Reservation Divide bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -16 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,002 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
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Status:
on Aug 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to reservation-divide trailhead (47.189319, -114.454027)
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Reservation Divide Trail Reports

datedescription
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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Nov 7, 2016 @ 6:58pm
Nov 7, 2016
Reservation Divide, Missoula
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Nov 7, 2016 @ 6:57pm
Nov 7, 2016
Reservation Divide, Missoula
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Nov 7, 2016 @ 6:57pm
Nov 7, 2016
Reservation Divide, Missoula
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Nov 7, 2016 @ 6:56pm
Nov 7, 2016
Reservation Divide, Missoula

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