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Buttercup Trail

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A rare, relatively non-technical Bitterroot downhill.


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6.1

Miles

9.9

KM

Singletrack

6,135' 1,870 m

High

3,960' 1,207 m

Low

216' 66 m

Up

2,332' 711 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

This trail can be ridden as an out and back, but nearly everyone rides it as the downhill part of Buttercup Loop.

When the trail leaves the road when heading east to west, there is a half mile of climbing with a least two, maybe three lung busting, but rideable pitches. From the top it is mostly flowy downhill with several short, steep climbs tossed in to make sure you earn a least some of the descent.

At the bottom, there are a series of sketchy switchbacks on a steep exposed hillside. Treat them with respect.

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Shared By:

Lance Pysher

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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#6,380

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No turns on Buttercup Trail
Nov 27, 2014 near Hamilton, MT
Ready for the down
Nov 27, 2014 near Hamilton, MT

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Jun 28, 2020
Cody Eveleth
Took the wrong trail and ended up pushing our bikes a long way 9.9mi — 3h 11m