2 miles
646 ft
-456 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Hayes Creek Trail

Upper Hayes Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Hamilton, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    April - November
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

This trail works great in either direction.

At the trail junction just past the trailhead stay left, put your bike in the small chainring, and start climbing. Along the way there are some rock water bars lower down and a small ditch to cross. Keep climbing and dodge the scattered rocks in the trail.

At the top of the climb there will be series of creek crossings, all of which can be ridden although they are challenging in high water. Keep contouring through the creeks up to the ATV trail. Head straight across and then get ready for some fast sweeping turns through the pines. Drop into a great hollow for more fun descending to the junction with Lower Hayes Creek and Coyote Coulee Connector links the Hayes Creek and Brown Jug loops.

Access Info

Coyote Coulee Trailhead

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Hayes Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    190 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,179 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,768 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,179 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,369 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4,523 ft
  • Distance flat
    115 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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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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Routes with this trail

Coyote Coulee
9 miles

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag mt-powder (Jul 19, 2016 at 18:37)
 Awesome ride with good grades and great soil!

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