3.8 miles
Distance
2,513 ft
Climb
-13 ft
Descent
02:24:38
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Northern Gallatin Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #423
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T3 Demanding Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #149172 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #56498 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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South Cottonwood (East Branch) is a 4 mile less popular black diamond singletrack alpine trail located near Bozeman Montana. This multi-use trail can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating with a 2,513 ft black diamond climb. On average it takes 2 hours24 minutes to complete this trail.

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More Stats for South Cottonwood (East Branch) multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    2,501 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,128 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,642 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,141 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,642 ft
  • Grade
    12.4%
  • Grade max
    -5.2%
  • Grade min
    50%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    318 ft
  • Distance flat
    446 ft
  • Avg time
    02:24:38
  • Avg reverse time
    01:18:13
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on Sep 27, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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      South Cottonwood... Trail Reports

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      Sep 27, 2022 @ 1:45pm
      Sep 27, 2022
      Some trees down towards the bottom, some have a ride around, others require dismount.
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 9:27am
      Aug 14, 2022
      Trail is good lots of down trees.
      Jul 25, 2022 @ 5:41am
      Jul 25, 2022
      Large trees down across trail. This trail (East Branch) and South Cottonwood (Upper) had a total of 42 trees across the trail. I cleared six by...
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 11:57am
      Oct 2, 2021
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 5:28pm
      Jul 31, 2021
      Great work by the SWMMBA team on clearing trees. Also some nice new tread work in there - not sure who to thank for that. There are a half to a...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 6 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 35 rides
      • Last: Sep 2, 2022

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      Routes with this trail

      titledistance
      Blackmore to South Cottonwood17 miles
      South Cottonwood loop24 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      wolftwenty1 (Oct 3, 2021 at 19:43)
      If climbing be ready for some hike a bike. It’s steep and brutal. The decent from Blackmore starts with some switchbacks but then really sick trail after that.
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      • + 1
      tlilly (Sep 27, 2021 at 6:52)
      Beautiful backcountry trail. Much thanks for SWMBA for cutting out the trees each year. This trail deserves the love. Technical, but a ton of fun descending from Blackmore.

      Fall colors were stunning in late September.
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