4 miles
Distance
1,779 ft
Climb
-204 ft
Descent
00:49:21
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Sawmill Climb Trail

Sawmill Climb Details

  • Riding Area
    The Rattlesnake
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May - October
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #34882 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Lolo National Forest

The easiest way to climb up to all the main Rattlesnake trails. Not really recommended for descending as there is a lot up uphill traffic. Only steep at the end. Smooth the entire way.

Access Info

From the main Rattlesnake trail-head ride up Sawmill Gulch Road and just keep going up until you reach the overlook, or any other trail you want to ride.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sawmill Climb bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,574 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,904 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,488 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,914 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,488 ft
  • Grade
    8.072%
  • Grade max
    -50.864%
  • Grade min
    47.309%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3,185 ft
  • Distance flat
    908 ft
  • Avg time
    00:49:21
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Status:
on Dec 28, 2018
Snow Packed
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • 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
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • 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
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      Sawmill Climb Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 28, 2018 @ 1:42pm
      Dec 28, 2018
      Really good.
      Aug 5, 2018 @ 8:11am
      Aug 5, 2018
      Jan 17, 2018 @ 11:06am
      Jan 17, 2018
      The climb is not bad despite some deep foot prints. roll in the early morning or late night to get the best snow conditions lately.
      Jan 3, 2018 @ 5:16pm
      Jan 3, 2018
      Aug 10, 2017 @ 5:39am
      Aug 10, 2017
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 145 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 787 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      MTBM - Rattlesnake Blue Route
      9 miles
      sawmill/fish ladder to fencline
      8 miles
      MTBM - Rattlesnake Green Route
      5 miles

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