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Three Larch #513.1

Intermediate

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2.5 mile 4.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 213' 65 m
Descent: -566' -173 m
High: 4,939' 1,506 m
Low: 4,399' 1,341 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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This is one of the best cross-country downhill tracks in the Missoula area.

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The starting point for this track can be reached by riding up the Woods Gulch Trail. The track, as shown, starts where the old logging road from Marshall Canyon crosses the ridge from the Marshall drainage to the Woods Gulch drainage. Follow the nearly flat logging road for 1.3 miles to the Three Larches. A nice flowing singletrack follows the ridgetop to mile 2.0.

Then the trail switchbacks to the south-facing slope. There are a few short climbs in this section. At about mile 2.4, there is a descent around a corner to the left with a moderately sized rock in the middle of the trail.

Just past the rock, is a drop-off that you can't see from above. The drop-off is not hard, but first-time riders might want to look before dropping. The best way to do the drop-off is to go right over the moderately sized rock. At the bottom of the drop is a short, steep climb, so shift down before dropping in.

The rest of the trail is easy, but don't take the cutoff down to the Woods Gulch Trail which is marked "No Bicycles".

The end of the trail is a 4-way junction with the Woods Gulch Trail. The uphill branch takes you to the ridgetop trail which can be followed up to the start point, or down to the Sidewinder complex. Or you can follow the Woods Gulch Trail down to the main Rattlesnake Trailhead.

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Apr 25, 2019
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Three Larch Trail when the Balsam Roots are in bloom.
Jun 7, 2015 near East Mi…, MT
Descending the Three Larch Trail.
Jun 7, 2015 near East Mi…, MT

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