5 miles
Distance
148 ft
Climb
-1,977 ft
Descent
00:30:43
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Spring Gulch Trail

Spring Gulch Details

  • Riding Area
    The Rattlesnake
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May - October
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #20415 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Probably the best descent in the main Rattlesnake. After leaving the overlook, 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!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spring Gulch bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,829 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,628 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,472 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,457 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,628 ft
  • Grade max
    -86.985%
  • Grade min
    23.99%
  • Distance climb
    2,722 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,470 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:43
  • Avg reverse time
    01:18:41
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Status:
on Oct 18, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.85 (7 votes)

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

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • 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
  • Other Other
Directions to spring-gulch trailhead (46.964950, -113.976870)
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Spring Gulch Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 18, 2018 @ 8:30pm
Oct 18, 2018
reporter Downed tree is not too far downhill from the overlook. Hopefully someone can hand saw it. Otherwise riding great.
Oct 16, 2018 @ 4:42pm
Oct 16, 2018
Downed tree across trail.
Sep 24, 2018 @ 4:11pm
Sep 24, 2018
Aug 23, 2018 @ 5:05pm
Aug 23, 2018
Tree is still down just above Stuart Peak trail
Aug 21, 2018 @ 1:25pm
Aug 21, 2018
Small tree down up above the turn for Stuart Peak. Got to get off and hop pver
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Aug 19, 2018 @ 8:10am
Aug 19, 2018
Spring Gulch, Missoula
19 |
Apr 29, 2018 @ 9:52pm
Apr 29, 2018
Spring Gulch, Missoula

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3 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.
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  • + 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.
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  • + 0
flag tripoutside (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
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