2 miles
Distance
177 ft
Climb
-303 ft
Descent
00:06:59
Avg time

South Shore Details

  • Riding Area
    Great Falls
    Great Falls, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jan-Dec
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Jump, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #56542 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The very beginning of the South Shore trail system. The trail is mostly a descent into Whitmore Ravine with multiple options along the way. Taking the fork to the left is the most technical, while taking the fork to the right twice will be the most flowy. Once at Whitmore Ravine you climb up red rock hill and have your choice of trails.

Access Info

From River Dr, turn onto Giant Springs Rd. Continue heading northeast on Giant Springs Rd and go under the RR tracks bridge. Drive up the hill and park in the second parking lot on your left (Lewis and Clark Scenic Overlook.) Jump on the bike and just after the post the sign and singletrack will be on your left.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for South Shore bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -126 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,142 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,398 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,378 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,252 ft
  • Grade
    -1.48%
  • Grade max
    -18.996%
  • Grade min
    21.046%
  • Distance climb
    2,889 ft
  • Distance down
    4,961 ft
  • Distance flat
    637 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:39
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Status:
on Oct 18, 2018
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
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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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to south-shore-48806 trailhead (47.531010, -111.203940)
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      South Shore Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 386 rides
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      Photos

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      8 |
      Jun 5, 2018 @ 6:28pm
      Jun 5, 2018
      80 |
      Apr 16, 2015 @ 10:23pm
      Apr 16, 2015
      56 |
      Apr 16, 2015 @ 10:23pm
      Apr 16, 2015
      95 |
      Apr 16, 2015 @ 10:23pm
      Apr 16, 2015

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag erinbo (Aug 12, 2017 at 16:33)
       Great Falls
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