7 miles
Distance
646 ft
Climb
-3,550 ft
Descent
00:48:25
Avg time
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Wilkes Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Thompson Falls
    Thompson Falls, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Season
    June-October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #9914 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

Disclaimer

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
    -7.546%
  • Grade max
    -47.742%
  • Grade min
    34.185%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,076 ft
  • Avg time
    00:48:25
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Status:
on Jul 4, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Wilkes Creek Trail Reports

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      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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