6.5 miles
Distance
3,638 ft
Climb
-592 ft
Descent
02:10:38
Avg time
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    Land Manager

Wire Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Swan Lake
    , Montana
  • AKA
    #78
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Late July to September
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #37593 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Wire Trail mountain bike trail 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 mile
  • Distance flat
    1,346 ft
  • Avg time
    02:10:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:51:48
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Status:
on Oct 10, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.7 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Wire Trail Trail Reports

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      Oct 10, 2021 @ 10:40am
      Oct 10, 2021
      Sight lines were good, but there were lots of bushes right at handle bar height, I would suggest wearing a heavier glove to protect your knuckles....
      Jul 25, 2021 @ 10:48am
      Jul 25, 2021
      Running good. Clear of trees, and not too brushy at the moment.
      Jul 19, 2021 @ 4:18pm
      Jul 19, 2021
      Rode this up to Alpine 7 on July 13, Dry and loose, most trees cut out, not brushy at all. Not a bad climb really if you don’t have time to...
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 8:55pm
      Aug 10, 2020
      This descent is so good. The brushiness is like a 4 on a scale of 10 for us who ride in the Cascades ;)
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 5:22pm
      Aug 3, 2020
      Just one tree down about a quarter of the way down Wire. A little brushy in spots but otherwise riding great!
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      Routes with this trail

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      Napa to Wire - Alpine #7 Route25 miles
      Napa to Wire42 miles

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