4 miles
Distance
23 ft
Climb
-1,458 ft
Descent
00:25:47
Avg time
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Spring Gulch Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
    • Backcountry Ski
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    The Rattlesnake
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Snow Grooming
    Backcountry
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May - October
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #20415 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing

Probably the best descent in the main Rattlesnake. After riding the overlook trail, you wind up and down through the woods for a little, before the trail gets steep, rooty and and fun. To avoid the smooth part at the end take a sharp left at the sign for Wallman, and head up for another fun descent

More Stats for Spring Gulch bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,435 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,619 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,054 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,054 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,619 ft
  • Grade
    -7.3%
  • Grade max
    -45.6%
  • Grade min
    14.8%
  • Distance climb
    446 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    656 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:47
  • Avg reverse time
    01:18:41
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Status:
on Aug 30, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.85 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
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  • One Direction
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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
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Spring Gulch Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 6:51pm
      Aug 30, 2019
      Large tree above wallman trail junction has been cut out.
      Aug 27, 2019 @ 2:22pm
      Aug 27, 2019
      reporter Large tree down about chest height just above the Wallman split. It's in a fast section just after a curve and would be very easy to run into. The...
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 11:49am
      Aug 25, 2019
      reporter
      Aug 20, 2019 @ 8:44am
      Aug 20, 2019
      Tree down just above Walkman. Fast section be careful friends
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 2:39pm
      Jul 20, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 93 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 463 rides
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      Photos

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      Aug 30, 2019 @ 6:51pm
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      Aug 28, 2019 @ 5:54am
      Aug 28, 2019
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      Aug 8, 2019 @ 12:14pm
      Aug 8, 2019
      46 |
      Aug 19, 2018 @ 8:10am
      Aug 19, 2018

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag bvwilliams MTBM (Oct 23, 2016 at 14:23)
       The first half of this trail, above the junction with Stuart Pk Trail, is widely known as Overlook or Snowbowl Overlook.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag BradleyT (Aug 1, 2017 at 15:08)
       Could use some more turns. Seems like a good trail if you're in a hurry to get back to the parking lot.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag nomadreet (Aug 14, 2018 at 17:08)
       If you like FAST smooth trails that bomb downhill with minimal turns, you’ll love this. Goes by fast so enjoy every moment
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag fguerouate (Aug 21, 2019 at 17:56)
       Super fun flowy trail.
      [Reply]

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