2.4 miles
Distance
552 ft
Climb
-20 ft
Descent
01:13:08
Avg time
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    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Northern Gallatin Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #422
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July-September
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #85467 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #39084 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    USFS

No matter the direction ridden, this trail will provide a true backcountry experience in a spectacular setting. The grade is moderate for the most part but occasional steep pitches and the overall ruggedness of the trail surface contributes to the overall challenge of this ride. The trail sees relatively light use and can be overgrown during the lush mid-summer months but is well marked with rock cairns where indistinct.

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More Stats for South Cottonwood (Upper) multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    534 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,602 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,136 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,602 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,136 ft
  • Grade
    4.1%
  • Grade max
    -6.7%
  • Grade min
    31.6%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    843 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,211 ft
  • Avg time
    01:13:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:38:58
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on Jul 27, 2023
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      South Cottonwood... Trail Reports

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      Jul 27, 2023 @ 5:30pm
      Jul 27, 2023
      reporter Tree free.
      Jul 23, 2023 @ 5:34am
      Jul 23, 2023
      Lots of trees down still!
      Sep 27, 2022 @ 1:45pm
      Sep 27, 2022
      Still tons of trees down, passable none the less
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 9:27am
      Aug 14, 2022
      25 ct down trees from fox creek to Blackmore. Needs work.
      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...
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      • 9 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
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      • 71 rides
      • Last: Sep 14, 2023

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