4 miles
Distance
98 ft
Climb
-2,088 ft
Descent
00:31:03
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Stuart Peak Trail

Stuart Peak Details

  • Riding area
    The Rattlesnake
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    June - October
  • eBike Allowed
  • 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. DO NOT ride beyond the Rattlesnake Wilderness Boundary.

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
    -1,990 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,068 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,057 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,057 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,068 ft
  • Grade
    -10.765%
  • Grade max
    -54.372%
  • Grade min
    25.898%
  • Distance climb
    1,440 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    448 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:03
  • Avg reverse time
    01:20:44
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Status:
on Jun 26, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to stuart-peak trailhead (46.994430, -113.935970)
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Stuart Peak Trail Reports

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Jun 26, 2018 @ 6:50am
Jun 26, 2018
Trail cleared of downed trees to the wilderness boundary as of 6/25/18
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 @ 3:57pm
Sep 26, 2017
Stuart Peak, Kalispell

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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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