3.7 miles
Distance
1,296 ft
Climb
-831 ft
Descent
02:47:28
Avg time

Storm Castle Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Northern Gallatin Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #417
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #93608 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

This trail is for masochists who want to try a loop that includes Wheeler Gulch and Upper Cottonwood (or Mica Ridge and Telephone Ridge from the Storm Castle side). A lot of really steep hike a bike up and down, and much of it burned in a big fire several years ago so there's some deadfall. The trail is hard to find in places. Great views of Alex Lowe Peak and Mount Blackmore.

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More Stats for Storm Castle Ridge mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    464 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,729 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,537 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,729 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,193 ft
  • Grade
    2.4%
  • Grade max
    -38.3%
  • Grade min
    64.6%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,896 ft
  • Avg time
    02:47:28
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on Jun 20, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)
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      Storm Castle Ridge Trail Reports

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      Jun 20, 2021 @ 6:43am
      Jun 20, 2021
      Numerous trees down. Trail is basically abandoned. Awesome views but you're hiking more than you're biking.
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 6:37am
      Jul 12, 2020
      Some trees but very narrow trail and soft shoulder as well.
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 9:39am
      Aug 17, 2019
      Mostly dry, there are numerous creek crossings, and the motorcycles made a much deeper/wider extent to this than might be the case otherwise.
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 6:45am
      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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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      gregb406 (Dec 18, 2020 at 15:36)
       Also known as Turk's Traverse.
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      • + 0
      masonskis (Aug 13, 2021 at 20:56)
       I gave it 3 stars for “epic ness”, the riding isn’t great.
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