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 from the top of sheep mountain. A long climb from either Woods Gulch or Lincoln Hills.
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More Stats for Sheep Mountain Descent mountain bike trail
Altitude change-3,270 ft
Altitude min4,357 ft
Altitude max7,627 ft
Altitude start7,627 ft
Altitude end4,357 ft
Distance climb1 miles
Distance down5 miles
Distance flat1,024 ft
Avg reverse time02:29:36
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Sheep Mountain... Trail Reports
Aug 12, 2018 @ 5:23pmAug 12, 2018
|reporter Trail is skinny and deteriorating and it is easy to wash out and fall down the hill side.|
Jul 8, 2018 @ 12:21pmJul 8, 2018
|Cleared of downed trees by MTBmissoula 7-7-2018.|
Jun 25, 2018 @ 6:14pmJun 25, 2018
|159ish trees across the trail. Lots of snow on the upper switchbacks|
Aug 27, 2017 @ 5:00pmAug 27, 2017
|Watch out for downed trees!|
Jul 20, 2017 @ 1:25pmJul 20, 2017
|Great descent. Bone dry and dusty up top, variable to muddy to creek crossings down low. You'll get your feet wet (and you'll welcome the cool...|
Routes with this trail
|MTBM - Classic Sheep Mountain Loop featured||25 miles|
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