1,164 ft
Distance
62 ft
Climb
2 miles
High Point
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Swift Lake Details

  • Riding Area
    CDT - Upper Bighole
    Jackson, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    July15-Sept15
  • Global Ranking
    #43528 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

Swift Lake is in the headwaters of Bloody Dick Creek. This approximately quarter mile spur takes you from the Park Creek Trail to Swift Lake. It is not signed or well blazed but there are sporadic blazes. Best to have a gpx track with you. It leaves the Park Creek Trail and goes up a small creek towards the lake. After going through some small meadows it ends at the outlet of Swift Lake which is very shallow and probably does not support fish. It is very scenic though. If you are riding the Park Creek Trail, take a few extra minutes and ride up to the lake and check out the view at the lake.

Access Info

Access is off the Park Creek Trail in the headwaters of Bloody Dick Creek. The junction is not signed.

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More Stats for Swift Lake bike trail
  • Altitude change
    62 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,794 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,794 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,857 ft
  • Grade
    5.358%
  • Grade max
    1.398%
  • Grade min
    14.591%
  • Distance climb
    1,153 ft
  • Distance flat
    11 ft
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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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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      Swift Lake Trail Reports

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      Aug 5, 2015 @ 8:10pm
      Aug 5, 2015
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