7 miles
646 ft
-3,550 ft
Avg time
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Wilkes Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Thompson Falls
    Thompson Falls, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Season
  • Global Ranking

Rugged backcountry peak to creek trail with a little something for everyone. Without regular maintenance the middle section can be quite brushy, and needs some tread work. Hang in there and you'll be rewarded at the bottom.

Access Info

Can be accessed as and out-and-back from Wilkes Cr. TH, or as a shuttled ride via the CC Divde.


Trail clearing in the Dry Creek area is a function of USFS maintenance budgets and MTB Missoula volunteers. Check with the Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District or MTBM before you go - if this trail hasn't been cleared you're going to have a bad time.

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More Stats for Wilkes Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,905 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,925 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,833 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,830 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,925 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,076 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 4, 2018
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to wilkes-creek trailhead (47.471770, -115.479290)
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Wilkes Creek Trail Reports

Jul 4, 2018 @ 8:53am
Jul 4, 2018
Very brushy for about a mile, 3/4 of the way to the top with one large diameter tree down across the trail. Needs to be sawed out.
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Jul 4, 2018 @ 7:14pm
Jul 4, 2018
Wilkes Creek, My City

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag ErikD (Jul 27, 2017 at 19:35)
 As a local xc rider, this is my absolute favorite route, both up and down. Fast and flowing with some steeps sprinkled in.

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