3 miles
Distance
9 ft
Climb
-1,965 ft
Descent
00:30:13
Avg time
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Stuart Peak Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    The Rattlesnake
    Missoula, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    June - October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #21854 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking

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.

More Stats for Stuart Peak bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,957 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,087 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,044 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,044 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,089 ft
  • Grade
    -10.6%
  • Grade max
    -61.3%
  • Grade min
    7.4%
  • Distance climb
    285 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    85 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:13
  • Avg reverse time
    01:20:44
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Status:
on Sep 21, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 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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  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Green
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  • 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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      Stuart Peak Trail Reports

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      Sep 21, 2019 @ 9:19am
      Sep 21, 2019
      Rode this one last week, first 1.5 miles or so past spring gulch were not well suited for biking. After that the trail pretty fast. Definitely...
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 2:39pm
      Jul 20, 2019
      Jun 1, 2019 @ 8:19pm
      Jun 1, 2019
      Trees all cleared thanks to a group of bikers doing trail work today. There are a few snowdrifts at the top just before the wilderness boundary....
      Oct 18, 2018 @ 12:03pm
      Oct 18, 2018
      reporter Three or four trees down in the usual spots in the switchbacks up high. Snowline was almost right at Wilderness boundary. Riding really good...
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 6:50am
      Jun 26, 2018
      Trail cleared of downed trees to the wilderness boundary as of 6/25/18
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 30 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
      All
      • 109 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:57pm
      Sep 26, 2017

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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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag cm045 (Oct 8, 2016 at 8:14)
       Sweet Ride. Do it. Back country fun but expect to climb
      [Reply]

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