8 miles
Distance
528 ft
Climb
-3,025 ft
Descent
01:18:53
Avg time
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Second Yellow Mule Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Madison Range
    Big Sky, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    June through September
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #7115 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Another legendary trail accessed from the heart of Big Sky meadow village or Ousel Falls Trailhead. It's an "easier" climb to Buck Ridge than First Yellow Mule, but it will take longer and has more vertical. As a downhill it's flowy and fast, with some short climbs here and there. Killer loop in either direction when combined with First Yellow Mule and Buck Ridge. Grizzly bears live here, make noise Not great when wet, but better than First Yellow Mule.

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More Stats for Second Yellow Mule mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,498 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,958 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,458 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,456 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,958 ft
  • Grade
    -5.772%
  • Grade max
    -47.83%
  • Grade min
    47.432%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,376 ft
  • Avg time
    01:18:53
  • Avg reverse time
    02:04:32
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Status:
on Jun 20, 2020
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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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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  • Both Directions
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  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Second Yellow Mule Trail Reports

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      Jun 20, 2020 @ 3:41pm
      Jun 20, 2020
      Still snowy up top, it’s gonna be a couple more weeks. Don’t ride through the mud!!!!!! Lots of bear poop.
      Jun 14, 2019 @ 9:05pm
      Jun 14, 2019
      Trail is clear of snow until about 2.5 miles from the ridge, but it’s pretty muddy in spots. Wait another week
      Jun 14, 2019 @ 9:05pm
      Jun 14, 2019
      Trail is snow free until about 2.5 miles from the ridge, but there’s several muddy spots so wait another week.
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