6 miles
Distance
3,324 ft
Climb
-294 ft
Descent
02:13:48
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper South Cottonwood (Fox Creek to Blackmore) Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Gallatin Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July-September
  • Global Ranking
    #69914 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

No matter the direction ridden, this trail will provide a true backcountry experience in a spectacular setting. The grade is moderate for the most part but occasional steep pitches and the overall ruggedness of the trail surface contributes to the overall challenge of this ride. The trail sees relatively light use and can be overgrown during the lush mid-summer months but is well marked with rock cairns where indistinct.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper South Cottonwood (Fox Creek to Blackmore) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,030 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,612 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,642 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,612 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,642 ft
  • Grade
    9.14%
  • Grade max
    -23.829%
  • Grade min
    44.06%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4,498 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,223 ft
  • Avg time
    02:13:48
  • Avg reverse time
    01:11:44
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Status:
on Aug 4, 2018
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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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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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Upper South... Trail Reports

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      Aug 4, 2018 @ 9:41am
      Aug 4, 2018
      Many trees down (10?) in upper south cottonwood between Fox Creek and Blackmore saddle. Some big, Some small. Otherwise in good condition.
      Jul 1, 2018 @ 8:46am
      Jul 1, 2018
      reporter Deadfall cleared and drain work done from the whole South Cottonwood drainage. Big ol' snow drift still blocking the ridge at the top of S...
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