2 miles
1,365 ft
-346 ft
3,757 ft
High Point
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Trail 785 Details

  • Riding Area
    Trout Creek
    Trout Creek, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    summer, fall
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Kootenai National Forest

Trail 785 can be used to gain the ridge at Minton Pass if you are biking a loop on the Trout Creek Recreational Trail. It leaves from a well marked sign post off Forest Road 214 at the bottom of the drainage. This is about the only part that is well marked. The trail crosses the dry stream bed and then it requires a bit of route finding through the woods. Hopefully the gps track will help with that. Once you find Minton's Grave, it is easy to follow after that. That is also where it gets harder to ride. There were a substantial number of trees down, and lots of brush. The steep part is definitely a hike-a-bike that is grunt worthy. As you can see from the profile, it gains a lot of vertical quickly. Riding the other direction would be a fun downhill trail, but make sure the trees have been cleared ahead of time.

Access Info

Bottom of the trail is off Forest Road 214 and the top hooks into Minton Pass and Forest Road 2219 then Forest Road 322 (Minton Peak Guard Station Road)

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More Stats for Trail 785 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,019 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,648 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,719 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,738 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,150 ft
  • Distance flat
    520 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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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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