17 miles
4,127 ft
-4,067 ft
1 miles
High Point
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Reservation Divide Details

  • Riding area
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    60 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,035 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,040 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,100 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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on Jul 16, 2017
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to reservation-divide trailhead (47.189115, -114.452107)
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Reservation Divide Trail Reports

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
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Nov 7, 2016 @ 6:57pm
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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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