2 miles
191 ft
-928 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Sidewinder (& Sons) Trail


  • Riding area
    The Rattlesnake
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    May - October
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking

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) mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,871 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    755 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to sidewinder--sons trailhead (46.912058, -113.934649)
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