3 miles
Distance
645 ft
Climb
-1,686 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point
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Details

  • Riding Area
    CDT - Upper Bighole
    Jackson, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July-September
  • Global Ranking
    #29558 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2014
  • Land Manager

A non-motorized single track trail connecting the Continental Divide Trail and the Big Lake Creek Road near Twin Lakes. Depending on which direction you are riding, there will be some hike a bike uphill east to west. There may be down trees across the trail as the trail goes through dense mature lodgepole pine forests which have been attacked by the mountain pine beetle causing some mortality.

Access Info

Access to the eastern end of the trail is via road the Big Lake Creek roads 183 and 183A which access Twin Lakes campground. The trailhead is east of Twin Lakes and is very easy to miss and not well marked if at all.

The western end of the trail junctions with the Continental Divide Trail approximately a half mile north of the Carmen Creek Trail junction.

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More Stats for South Fork Big Lake Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,041 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,169 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,210 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,169 ft
  • Grade max
    -156.456%
  • Grade min
    122.141%
  • Distance climb
    5,023 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,065 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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