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783 mi 1,261 km of trail 19 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 26 Trails Intermediate Trails 110 Trails Hard Trails 70 Trails
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Recommended Routes in Northwestern Montana - 18

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Favorite Mossy pine trees at the end of Trout Creek Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult

Trout Creek Canyon to Beartrap Gulch

13.6 mi 21.9 km 2,451' Up 747.04 m Up 2,447' Down 745.85 m Down

Helena…, MT
Favorite Balance beam anyone?
Difficult

Beardance Trail #76

13.6 mi 21.9 km 2,810' Up 856.62 m Up 2,810' Down 856.47 m Down

Bigfork, MT
Favorite Three Larch Trail when the Balsam Roots are in bloom.
Intermediate/Difficult

Three Larch with Sidewinder and Sons

11.8 mi 19.0 km 2,024' Up 616.87 m Up 2,024' Down 616.84 m Down

Missoula, MT
Favorite View from the overlook on a beautiful spring day. Kickback on the bench and soak in Big Sky Country.
Intermediate

Whitefish Trail: Angry Beaver Lollipop

13.5 mi 21.8 km 1,517' Up 462.32 m Up 1,517' Down 462.34 m Down

Whitefish, MT
Favorite Enjoy the wild flowers as you climb the south flank of Mt. Helena.
Intermediate

Mt Helena Ridge Ride

7.9 mi 12.7 km 874' Up 266.25 m Up 1,706' Down 520.1 m Down

Helena…, MT
Favorite High up on the Windy Mountain trail.
Intermediate

Windy Mountain Loop

15.7 mi 25.3 km 2,772' Up 845.05 m Up 2,769' Down 843.88 m Down

Fort Be…, MT
Favorite View across the meadow near MacDonald Pass.
Difficult

MacDonald Pass

6.8 mi 11.0 km 666' Up 202.98 m Up 2,299' Down 700.66 m Down

Helena…, MT
Favorite Shredding singletrack along Cochrane Reservoir.
Intermediate/Difficult

South Shore to Lost Fork Loop - River's Edge Trail

16.2 mi 26.1 km 1,432' Up 436.55 m Up 1,433' Down 436.78 m Down

Malmstr…, MT

Trails in Northwestern Montana - 187

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7.6 mi 12.2 km #1Summit Trail
Intermediate
Whitefish, MT
Intermediate
Whitefish, MT 12 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #2Kashmir
Difficult
Whitefish, MT
Difficult
Whitefish, MT
1.6 mi 2.6 km #3Freebird
Difficult
Whitefish, MT
Difficult
Whitefish, MT
3.1 mi 5.0 km #4Fenceline (24.5)
Intermediate
Missoula, MT
Intermediate
Missoula, MT 11 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #5Eddye McClure East Trail
Intermediate
Helena, MT
Intermediate
Helena, MT
23.0 mi 37.0 km #6Alpine Trail (South)
Difficult
Polson, MT
Difficult
Polson, MT
3.5 mi 5.7 km #7East Fork Rattlesnake Creek #514
Difficult
Bonner-West Riverside, MT
Difficult
Bonner-West Riverside, MT
3.1 mi 5.0 km #8Runaway Train
Very Difficult
Whitefish, MT
Very Difficult
Whitefish, MT
19.4 mi 31.2 km #9Montana Line Trail (#44)
Difficult
Creston, BC
Difficult
Creston, BC
4.1 mi 6.6 km #106.01 - Cat in the Hat
Difficult
Orchard Homes, MT
Difficult
Orchard Homes, MT
2.1 mi 3.3 km #11Mineral Peak Trail
Very Difficult
Bonner-West Riverside, MT
Very Difficult
Bonner-West Riverside, MT
15.1 mi 24.3 km #12Trail of the Hiawatha
Easy
Wallace, ID
Easy
Wallace, ID
0.6 mi 0.9 km #13Overflow
Difficult
Whitefish, MT
Difficult
Whitefish, MT
23.2 mi 37.4 km #14NorPac Trail
Easy
Wallace, ID
Easy
Wallace, ID
4.4 mi 7.0 km #15Lolo Peak Trail #1311
Difficult
Lolo, MT
Difficult
Lolo, MT
2.0 mi 3.3 km #16Bob Cedar
Intermediate
Whitefish, MT
Intermediate
Whitefish, MT
11.4 mi 18.4 km #17Reservation Divide Trail #98
Difficult
Frenchtown, MT
Difficult
Frenchtown, MT
10.8 mi 17.4 km #18West Fork Fish Creek #101
Difficult
Superior, MT
Difficult
Superior, MT
3.2 mi 5.1 km #19Jefferson Creek Trail
Difficult
Stanford, MT
Difficult
Stanford, MT
3.3 mi 5.3 km #20Siamese Lakes Trail #114
Very Difficult
Superior, MT
Very Difficult
Superior, MT

Photos of Northwestern Montana - 169

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Mossy pine trees at the end of Trout Creek Canyon
Aug 5, 2013 near Helena…, MT
This is our reenactment of the Whitefish Resort trail map cover image on Runaway Train. How'd we do?
May 11, 2017 near Whitefish, MT
Early season sunny day on Deadman's Point
Apr 20, 2016 near Lolo, MT
The Mt Helena Ridge has many high meadow sections with amazing views
Aug 4, 2013 near Helena…, MT
Enjoy the wild flowers as you climb the south flank of Mt. Helena.
Jul 16, 2018 near Helena…, MT
Descending through fireweed.
Aug 9, 2016 near Superior, MT
Riding through the cedar grove
Aug 13, 2016 near Superior, MT
Singletrack through the beargrass.
Jul 11, 2015 near Creston, BC