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Family Trail

Easy

Trail

1.4 mile 2.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 283' 86 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 3,627' 1,105 m
Low: 3,344' 1,019 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by matt hoyne

An easy singletrack climb, this is the ideal warm-up before hitting the harder climbs in Herron.

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Description

Start at the parking lot on Foy's Lake Road and share this trail with the Notch Trail until they break from the road. This trail briefly shares the route with the Direct Route and splits with a right-hand bend that continues up the hill. This is marked with a trail sign. Take the right and continue the shallow climb.

After 200m of pedaling there is a hard left-hand switch to continue the family trail. You could continue straight on a small connector back to Plum Creek Road and Notch Trail which allows some good opportunity to bail if you have weaker riders or small kids and still ride a nice descent to the parking lot.

After making the left turn, the trail gets a little steeper in spots but is mostly an easy haul. Half the way up there is another intersection with the Direct Route so keep a look out for other trail users crossing your path. Another few hundred meters you make the final right hand turn and scuttle up the remaining singletrack. The trail will spit you out on the Plum Creek Road directly in front of a map kiosk and the intersection of several other trails for your enjoyment.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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#3

in Herron Park

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#3

in Herron Park

#280

in Montana

#19,896

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Hang a left at this sign for the Family Trail.
May 22, 2015 near Kalispell, MT
Cross the service road and continue on the singletrack.
May 22, 2015 near Kalispell, MT
View north from the parking lot.
May 22, 2015 near Kalispell, MT
Family Trail exit
May 24, 2015 near Kalispell, MT
Family Trail heads up the hill by taking a right at this intersection.  Direct Trail continues straight.
May 22, 2015 near Kalispell, MT
Looking down Direct Trail just South of the Family Trail intersection.
May 29, 2015 near Kalispell, MT

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