6 miles
Distance
425 ft
Climb
-3,695 ft
Descent
01:20:00
Avg time
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Details

  • Riding area
    The Rattlesnake
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July - October
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

The classic Missoula ride. Drop off the back of Sheep mountain for one of the best descents around. The top is steep and rocky with some tricky switchbacks. Next is some flowy roots through the woods. After a little more climbing you hit the "enchanted forest" with some fun side-hilling on dirt that stays tacky all year round.

Access Info

Access from the top of sheep mountain. A long climb from either Woods Gulch or Lincoln Hills.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sheep Mountain Descent mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,270 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,357 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,627 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,627 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,357 ft
  • Grade
    -9.593%
  • Grade max
    -46.524%
  • Grade min
    30.377%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,024 ft
  • Avg time
    01:20:00
  • Avg reverse time
    02:29:36
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Status:
on Sep 2, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.6 (10 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to sheep-mountain-descent trailhead (46.947510, -113.807070)
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Sheep Mountain... Trail Reports

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Sep 2, 2018 @ 6:42am
Sep 2, 2018
Aug 12, 2018 @ 5:23pm
Aug 12, 2018
reporter Trail is skinny and deteriorating and it is easy to wash out and fall down the hill side.
Jul 8, 2018 @ 12:21pm
Jul 8, 2018
Cleared of downed trees by MTBmissoula 7-7-2018.
Jun 25, 2018 @ 6:14pm
Jun 25, 2018
159ish trees across the trail. Lots of snow on the upper switchbacks
Aug 27, 2017 @ 5:00pm
Aug 27, 2017
Watch out for downed trees!
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