10 miles
Distance
4,712 ft
Climb
-871 ft
Descent
02:37:28
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Sheep Mountain (Front Side) Trail

Details

  • Riding area
    The Rattlesnake
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July - October
  • Global Ranking

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

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More Stats for Sheep Mountain (Front Side) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,841 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,804 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,645 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,804 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,645 ft
  • Grade
    7.365%
  • Grade max
    -67.332%
  • Grade min
    178.442%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    78 ft
  • Avg time
    02:37:28
  • Avg reverse time
    04:11:10
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Status:
on Oct 17, 2017
Snow Covered
Avg: 4 (11 votes)

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Sheep Mountain... Trail Reports

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Oct 17, 2017 @ 4:14pm
Oct 17, 2017
Snow started at about 6500ish made it to the overlook but definitely pushed to get there
Jul 5, 2017 @ 8:20am
Jul 5, 2017
All clear to Blue Point as of 7/4/17 except one big log across the trail shortly after the cutoff from three larch. It could be cut with a big...
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Sep 25, 2017 @ 7:56pm
Sep 25, 2017
Sheep Mountain (Front Side)
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Sep 25, 2017 @ 7:56pm
Sep 25, 2017
Sheep Mountain (Front Side)
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Sep 25, 2017 @ 7:56pm
Sep 25, 2017
Sheep Mountain (Front Side)
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Feb 6, 2015 @ 7:31am
Feb 6, 2015
Sheep Mountain (Front Side)

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag kanter (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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