3 miles
Distance
149 ft
Climb
-2,162 ft
Descent
00:52:48
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Northern Gallatin Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #417
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

If this trail was maintained regularly it might not be too bad, but usually there's a lot of deadfall. The tread is unrideable embedded rocks in spots, similar to the section of Cottonwood just below, but worse. Loop this with Wheeler Gulch and Storm Castle Ridge.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for South Cottonwood (West Branch) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,013 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,147 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,173 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,161 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,147 ft
  • Grade
    -11.556%
  • Grade max
    -41.473%
  • Grade min
    47.279%
  • Distance climb
    1,644 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    810 ft
  • Avg time
    00:52:48
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Status:
on Jul 12, 2020
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • < 1 month
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to south-cottonwood-west-branch trailhead (45.431760, -111.052390)
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      South Cottonwood... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 6:33am
      Jul 12, 2020
      Several trees down about 20 or so. Slightly overgrown trail.
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 9:39am
      Aug 17, 2019
      1 tree down, the trail is in very good shape! SWMMBA did a great job, clearing it!
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 6:46am
      Jul 31, 2019
      reporter
      This trail was cleared by SWMMBA with help from the Back Country Horsemen on July 27th. 93 trees were cut out between Blackmore to South...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 31 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4 rides
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