10 miles
Distance
4,668 ft
Climb
-927 ft
Descent
02:05:00
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Sheep Mountain (Front Side) Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    The Rattlesnake
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July - October
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #20733 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sheep Mountain (Front Side) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,741 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,886 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,627 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,886 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,627 ft
  • Grade
    7.415%
  • Grade max
    -32.662%
  • Grade min
    50.801%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    307 ft
  • Avg time
    02:05:00
  • Avg reverse time
    04:11:10
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Status:
on Oct 7, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to sheep-mountain-front-side trailhead (46.920211, -113.948248)
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Sheep Mountain... Trail Reports

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Oct 7, 2018 @ 1:23pm
Oct 7, 2018
Tree down across trail, not hard to toss the bike over though.
Sep 2, 2018 @ 6:42am
Sep 2, 2018
One big tree down partially on the trail Just past Marshall Grade/Woods road. Able to move it off pretty well but it’s stll close. Then a couple...
Jul 8, 2018 @ 12:31pm
Jul 8, 2018
Clear now beyond 1513 by MTBmissoula 7/7/18. Mineral Peak, 1513, East Fork, Twin Creek #505 and Mineral Peak connector are now cleared.
Jul 1, 2018 @ 4:19pm
Jul 1, 2018
Cleared to the intersection with 1513.
Jun 5, 2018 @ 8:18am
Jun 5, 2018
Cleared and snow free past the medows on the way to blue point.
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Oct 28, 2018 @ 9:57am
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Oct 28, 2018 @ 9:57am
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Sheep Mountain (Front Side)
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Oct 28, 2018 @ 9:57am
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Sheep Mountain (Front Side)
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Oct 10, 2018 @ 5:50pm
Oct 10, 2018
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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