5 miles
Distance
107 ft
Climb
-2,986 ft
Descent
00:30:31
Avg time
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Stuart Peak Details

  • Riding area
    The Rattlesnake
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    June - October
  • Global Ranking

2000 vert of non-stop, fast descending. Pretty smooth the entire way, with only a few small roots. A few switchbacks up top open up to some fast parts through the woods at the bottom. Keep rolling into Spring Gulch for one of the longest non-stop descents you'll find anywhere.

Watch out for hikers! Especially on the weekends. Later in the season this trail is also used by hunters heading out to the back country,

Access Info

While descending down Spring Gulch, take the first sharp left and climb. Climb to the Wilderness boundary then either turn around, or leave your bike and hike to the peak.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Stuart Peak mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,880 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,067 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,947 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,947 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,067 ft
  • Grade
    -10.487%
  • Grade max
    -54.52%
  • Grade min
    26.107%
  • Distance climb
    1,717 ft
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,026 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:31
  • Avg reverse time
    01:20:44
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Status:
on Oct 27, 2017
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Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Stuart Peak Trail Reports

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Oct 27, 2017 @ 3:04pm
Oct 27, 2017
Several downed trees after recent wind events, about 6 or 7 on the upper switchbacks just before the wilderness boundary.
Jun 18, 2017 @ 9:00am
Jun 18, 2017
Clear to the wilderness boundary. Patchy to deep snow 1/4 mile past the boundary.
May 23, 2017 @ 7:03pm
May 23, 2017
Rideable to within ~1.5 miles of wilderness boundary, then snow covered. Still 5 feet of snow at upper elevations.
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Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:58pm
Sep 26, 2017
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Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:58pm
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Stuart Peak, Kalispell
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Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:57pm
Sep 26, 2017
Stuart Peak, Kalispell
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Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:57pm
Sep 26, 2017
Stuart Peak, Kalispell

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag kanter (Mar 22, 2015 at 21:07)
 One of my favorite out and back tails in the Rattlesnake.
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  • + 1
flag cm045 (Oct 8, 2016 at 8:14)
 Sweet Ride. Do it. Back country fun but expect to climb
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