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Recommended Routes in Highwood Mountains - 1

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Favorite Looking north at N Fork Highwood Creek-Kirby Creek Trails junction. NFHC descends a blissful 3.4 mi. to TH, KC climbs gently to distant ridge and descends to eastern base of Briggs Creek Trail.
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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

Highwood Mountains Biking

  • 45 Miles 72 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 5 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Highwood Mountains - 7

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7.6 mi 12.3 km #1North Fork Highwood Creek Trail #423
Intermediate
Fort Benton, MT
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Fort Benton, MT
2.2 mi 3.6 km #2Marie Springs
Difficult
Fort Benton, MT
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Fort Benton, MT
4.8 mi 7.7 km #3Windy Mountain (#454)
Intermediate
Fort Benton, MT
Intermediate
Fort Benton, MT
5.5 mi 8.9 km #4Center Ridge
Difficult
Fort Benton, MT
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Fort Benton, MT
3.1 mi 5.0 km #5Briggs Creek
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Fort Benton, MT
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Fort Benton, MT
3.8 mi 6.2 km #6Kirby Creek
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Fort Benton, MT
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Fort Benton, MT
2.2 mi 3.5 km #7Thain Creek (#411)
Intermediate
Fort Benton, MT
Intermediate
Fort Benton, MT

Photos of Highwood Mountains - 20

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Looking west from trail's end at east forest boundary. Mellow climbing for ~1.5 mi. w multiple crossings of Cottonwood Creek.
Sep 19, 2022 near Stanford, MT
Looking north at N Fork Highwood Creek-Kirby Creek Trails junction. NFHC descends a blissful 3.4 mi. to TH, KC climbs gently to distant ridge and descends to eastern base of Briggs Creek Trail.
Sep 19, 2022 near Fort Be…, MT
Looking north on return, ~0.5 mi. from triple junction; hike-a-bike and technicalities are all behind you now.
Sep 19, 2022 near Fort Be…, MT
Grinding up the first of three testers on the Super V circa 1998; trail has since been rerouted for gradient and erosion control.
Sep 10, 2022 near Fort Be…, MT
Looking west back up the Briggs Creek Trail from its junction with Kirby Creek Trail; this 'back side' of sorts is rarely hiked or biked.
Sep 10, 2022 near Fort Be…, MT
Looking west near the top of North Fork Highwood Creek Trail in preparation for a four-mile descent to Thain Creek Campground.
Sep 10, 2022 near Fort Be…, MT
Looking south down Windy Mountain Trail 454 toward Thain Creek Campground.
Sep 10, 2022 near Fort Be…, MT
Looking west from the saddle beneath Windy Mountain; short steep pitch is loose and one of the only hike-a-bike pieces in the entire network.
Sep 10, 2022 near Fort Be…, MT