6 miles
Distance
3,638 ft
Climb
-592 ft
Descent
01:29:35
Avg time
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Wire Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Swan Lake
    Swan Lake, Montana
  • AKA
    #78
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Late July to September
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14708 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A long, flowing descent accessed from Alpine trail #7. Can be quite overgrown mid-summer; and the intermediate-level descent seems to go forever. Make sure to let the wildlife know you're coming, as the trail does not see much traffic.

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More Stats for Wire Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,046 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,555 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,618 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,555 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,600 ft
  • Grade
    8.902%
  • Grade max
    -34.728%
  • Grade min
    66.629%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,346 ft
  • Avg time
    01:29:35
  • Avg reverse time
    03:20:25
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Status:
on Sep 3, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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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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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Wire Trail Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 8:02am
      Sep 3, 2018
      2 trees down and overgrown in spots. But overall in good shape, just dry and loose
      Aug 9, 2017 @ 7:51am
      Aug 9, 2017
      Good, slightly overgrown, 1 tree down 1/4 of the way down from the top. Super fun descent!
      Sep 13, 2015 @ 7:18am
      Sep 13, 2015
      Perfect!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      All
      • 19 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      263 |
      Nov 13, 2014 @ 8:31pm
      Nov 13, 2014
      Wire Trail, Swan Lake
      269 |
      Nov 13, 2014 @ 8:29pm
      Nov 13, 2014
      Wire Trail, Whitefish
      297 |
      Nov 13, 2014 @ 8:28pm
      Nov 13, 2014
      Wire Trail, Whitefish
      289 |
      Nov 13, 2014 @ 8:27pm
      Nov 13, 2014
      Wire Trail, Whitefish

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Napa to Wire - Alpine #7 Route
      25 miles

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