7.4 miles
Distance
3,114 ft
Climb
-419 ft
Descent
01:56:50
Avg time
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Sheep Mountain Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    The Rattlesnake
    Missoula, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #513
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Snow Grooming
    Backcountry
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    July - October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #51401 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #21680 in Trail Running
    • #42681 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing

The main climb up to Sheep Mountain. Get on the trail at the top of Woods Gulch and start climbing. Just keep heading up at every intersection until you reach Sheep, Also makes for a fun descent.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Sheep Mountain multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    2,696 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,885 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,581 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,885 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,582 ft
  • Grade
    6.9%
  • Grade max
    -79.9%
  • Grade min
    96%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    167 ft
  • Avg time
    01:56:50
  • Avg reverse time
    02:02:23
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Status:
on Jul 10, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4 (12 votes)
Your vote: 0

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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Wet
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  • Ideal
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      Sheep Mountain Trail Reports

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      Jul 10, 2022 @ 8:12am
      Jul 10, 2022
      Snow is melted out and the trail is riding really well.
      Jun 29, 2022 @ 7:21pm
      Jun 29, 2022
      No snow until the sheep mtn downhill switchbacks. Steep and slick. Sawyers have done a stand-up job cutting a wealth of trees across the trail....
      Jun 21, 2022 @ 4:57pm
      Jun 21, 2022
      reporter Still lots of deep snow patches starting at Blue Point. Two big trees. Give it a week or two. MTBM will saw out all Sheep Mtn trails this...
      Jun 16, 2022 @ 9:32am
      Jun 16, 2022
      All clear and in great condition up to about 6,800 feet ~ 1/4 mile before the Blue Point overlook. From there, there are two trees down and still...
      May 10, 2022 @ 7:20pm
      May 10, 2022
      Few trees down towards the bottom. Too much snow to ride beyond the first 2, maybe 2.5 miles.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 50 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      All
      • 230 rides
      • Last: Aug 13, 2022

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      rth009 (Jun 27, 2021 at 15:11)
      4 large trees Down on the sheep Mountain Trail after you start climbing again after you descend from the blue point trail intersection.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Azdolan (Jun 6, 2021 at 22:19)
      The directions are mostly correct accept for the junction with Blue Point. At this intersection you start to descend for a few hundred feet as you continue out to Sheep.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      ladyloam (Jun 22, 2020 at 8:25)
      you'd have to be a beast to finish the entire loop in 4 hours. Not impossible, but 6 hours with stops is more reasonable.
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      • + 0
      kntr (Mar 22, 2015 at 21:10)
      This is a grinder. This trail can be done in both directions but I think Id rather drop down from Sheep Mountain into Lincoln Hills and ride up the Rattlesnake.
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