2 miles
Distance
191 ft
Climb
-928 ft
Descent
00:14:00
Avg time
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Sidewinder (& Sons) Details

  • Riding Area
    The Rattlesnake
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May - October
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #34283 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Long twisty descent over by Woods Gulch. Starts out very smooth and twisty (with an interesting rock feature.) Many people take the forest road half way down, but the sons(s) of sidewider make a nice addition. After the forest road the trail gets rougher and more burly as it doesn't get as much traffic. Beautiful during the early summer when the flowers are changing.

Access Info

From the main woods ridgeline go up.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sidewinder (& Sons) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -737 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,919 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,786 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,730 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,993 ft
  • Grade
    -6.069%
  • Grade max
    -29.566%
  • Grade min
    22.541%
  • Distance climb
    2,871 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    755 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:00
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Status:
on Oct 12, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.25 (4 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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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
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  • 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 sidewinder--sons trailhead (46.912058, -113.934649)
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      Sidewinder (& Sons) Trail Reports

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      Oct 12, 2018 @ 10:28am
      Oct 12, 2018
      Oct 3, 2018 @ 6:21pm
      Oct 3, 2018
      Running great. Dirt gets tackier as you get lower, sons of sidewinder are ripping
      May 3, 2018 @ 12:02pm
      May 3, 2018
      May 1, 2018 @ 1:33pm
      May 1, 2018
      Ran the upper section and there were just a couple small puddles. Looks great after the thinning done last year.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 45 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 282 rides
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      Jul 20, 2018 @ 8:37pm
      Jul 20, 2018
      Sidewinder (& Sons), Missoula
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      Jul 8, 2018 @ 8:07pm
      Jul 8, 2018
      Sidewinder (& Sons), Missoula

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