6 miles
Distance
348 ft
Climb
-2,258 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point
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Slide Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Madison Range
    Big Sky, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #71
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Season
    Late May through October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #90861 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

One of the Taylor Fork classics. Usually ridden as a loop starting with Taylor Fork Road, Wapiti Creek Road, and Oil Well. Trail braids in places, and can be bumpy at times from horses; but when it's smooth...game on. The short steep section near the bottom is the only reason this trail gets a black diamond rating, so bring the family. Can be done from the bottom up fairly early in the spring before the top melts out.

Access Info

Sage Creek trailhead just south of Taylor Fork/Highway 191 junction.

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More Stats for Slide Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,910 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,607 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,517 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,607 ft
  • Grade
    -6.179%
  • Grade max
    -55.202%
  • Grade min
    24.878%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,240 ft
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  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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