10 miles
Distance
4,668 ft
Climb
-927 ft
Descent
02:02:39
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

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) mountain 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
    02:02:39
  • Avg reverse time
    04:11:10
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Status:
on Jul 8, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.1 (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-front-side trailhead (46.920211, -113.948248)
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Sheep Mountain... Trail Reports

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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.
May 19, 2018 @ 5:44pm
May 19, 2018
One tree down just before the rebuilt switchback then many trees down just above it.
Oct 17, 2017 @ 4:14pm
Oct 17, 2017
Snow started at about 6500ish made it to the overlook but definitely pushed to get there
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Jul 1, 2018 @ 6:30pm
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Sheep Mountain (Front Side)
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Jul 1, 2018 @ 6:29pm
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Sheep Mountain (Front Side)
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Jul 1, 2018 @ 6:28pm
Jul 1, 2018
Sheep Mountain (Front Side)
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Jun 16, 2018 @ 8:33am
Jun 16, 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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