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431 mi 694 km of trail 12 Rides

Easy Trails 1 Trail Intermediate Trails 29 Trails Hard Trails 55 Trails

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Rides in Bitterroot National Forest - 10

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Favorite Top of the first descent on Warm Springs Ridge.
Difficult

Warm Springs Ridge

20.0 mi 32.2 km • Point to Point • 1,899 ft Ascent 578.93 m Ascent

(9) Salmon, ID
Favorite Ignoring the view on the Sapphire Crest Trail
Difficult

Sapphire Crest

20.5 mi 33.0 km • Point to Point • 2,965 ft Ascent 903.81 m Ascent

(2) Hamilton, MT
Favorite Clearing deadfall is a fact of life in the Idaho Mountains.  Bring a saw!
Very Difficult

Divide to Twin Creek

17.5 mi 28.1 km • Point to Point • 2,309 ft Ascent 703.88 m Ascent

(2) Salmon, ID
Favorite Evening ride on Willow Creek Trail
Very Difficult

Palisades Loop

17.9 mi 28.9 km • Point to Point • 3,409 ft Ascent 1039.17 m Ascent

(6) Hamilton, MT
Favorite Mr. Serious on Piquett Creek
Difficult

Rombo Mountain

16.3 mi 26.2 km • Point to Point • 3,146 ft Ascent 958.93 m Ascent

(2) Hamilton, MT
Favorite Just another talus field
Very Difficult

Blodgett Canyon

14.2 mi 22.8 km • Loop • 1,303 ft Ascent 397.21 m Ascent

(4) Hamilton, MT
Favorite Creek Crossing on Coyote Coulee.
Intermediate

Coyote Coulee

8.9 mi 14.3 km • Loop • 1,550 ft Ascent 472.56 m Ascent

(9) Hamilton, MT
Favorite Not a bad view
Difficult

Ward Mountain

12.5 mi 20.1 km • Out and Back • 4,806 ft Ascent 1464.96 m Ascent

(2) Hamilton, MT
Favorite Riding up to the lookout
Difficult

Good Medicine

19.7 mi 31.7 km • Loop • 4,499 ft Ascent 1371.33 m Ascent

(1) Hamilton, MT
Favorite What's a little snow when there is riding to be done.
Intermediate/Difficult

Buttercup Loop

21.1 mi 34.0 km • Loop • 2,776 ft Ascent 846.17 m Ascent

(4) Hamilton, MT

Trails in Bitterroot National Forest - 55

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19.5 mi 31.3 km #1Bitterroot - Rock Creek Divide Trail #313
Difficult
Hamilton, MT
Difficult
19.5 mi 31.3 km Hamilton, MT
12.3 mi 19.9 km #2Warm Springs Ridge Trail #177
Difficult
Hamilton, MT
Difficult
12.3 mi 19.9 km Hamilton, MT
4.0 mi 6.5 km #3Willow Creek Trail #300
Difficult
Hamilton, MT
Difficult
4.0 mi 6.5 km Hamilton, MT
3.8 mi 6.2 km #4Lake Como South
Intermediate/Difficult
Hamilton, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
3.8 mi 6.2 km Hamilton, MT
4.6 mi 7.5 km #5Porcupine Creek Trail #205
Difficult
Hamilton, MT
Difficult
4.6 mi 7.5 km Hamilton, MT
6.1 mi 9.9 km #6Buttercup Trail
Difficult
Hamilton, MT
Difficult
6.1 mi 9.9 km Hamilton, MT
4.4 mi 7.1 km #7Fire Creek Trail #404
Difficult
Hamilton, MT
Difficult
4.4 mi 7.1 km Hamilton, MT
3.2 mi 5.1 km #8Shields Creek
Difficult
Hamilton, MT
Difficult
3.2 mi 5.1 km Hamilton, MT
2.4 mi 3.8 km #9Bear Creek Overlook Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Hamilton, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
2.4 mi 3.8 km Hamilton, MT
8.4 mi 13.5 km #10Warm Springs Creek #103
Intermediate/Difficult
Hamilton, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
8.4 mi 13.5 km Hamilton, MT
5.3 mi 8.6 km #11Reimel Creek Trail #175
Difficult
Salmon, ID
Difficult
5.3 mi 8.6 km Salmon, ID
1.7 mi 2.8 km #12Kerns Turns
Intermediate
Hamilton, MT
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Hamilton, MT
8.0 mi 12.9 km #13Sleeping Child Ridge Trail #104
Intermediate
Hamilton, MT
Intermediate
8.0 mi 12.9 km Hamilton, MT
32.1 mi 51.7 km #14Divide Trail #106
Difficult
Salmon, ID
Difficult
32.1 mi 51.7 km Salmon, ID
2.4 mi 3.9 km #15Crystal Creek
Intermediate
Hamilton, MT
Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.9 km Hamilton, MT
2.5 mi 4.0 km #16Palisade Trail #44 - Lower
Difficult
Hamilton, MT
Difficult
2.5 mi 4.0 km Hamilton, MT
9.2 mi 14.9 km #17Piquett Ridge
Difficult
Hamilton, MT
Difficult
9.2 mi 14.9 km Hamilton, MT
3.1 mi 5.0 km #18Warm Springs Ridge Trail #177 Saddle Mtn Extension
Intermediate
Hamilton, MT
Intermediate
3.1 mi 5.0 km Hamilton, MT
2.7 mi 4.4 km #19Brown Jug
Intermediate
Hamilton, MT
Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.4 km Hamilton, MT
2.2 mi 3.6 km #20Upper Hayes Creek
Intermediate
Hamilton, MT
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.6 km Hamilton, MT

Photos of Bitterroot National Forest - 116

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Evening light and arrow leaf balsam root add some joy to an after work ride.
Jun 25, 2014 near Hamilton, MT
Just another talus field
Jan 26, 2015 near Hamilton, MT
Top of the first descent on Warm Springs Ridge.
May 16, 2013 near Hamilton, MT
Tired of the $#!& smoke from 2017's wildfire season. I need to get out and ride anyways.
Sep 4, 2017 near Hamilton, MT
Heading down to the junction with Colter Creek
Jun 25, 2014 near Hamilton, MT
Evening ride on Willow Creek Trail
Jul 29, 2014 near Hamilton, MT
Sage at sunset
Jun 26, 2014 near Hamilton, MT
Larch in fall color
Oct 6, 2015 near Hamilton, MT