South Shore to Lost Fork Loop - River's Edge Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,432' 437 m
Descent: -1,433' -437 m
High: 3,399' 1,036 m
Low: 3,057' 932 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
“Perhaps the finest MTB ride in Montana, this purpose built trail has something for everyone.”— John Juras
Beware occasional cliff exposure in the Mayhem segments. Stay on the trail to avoid the Prickley Pear Cactus.
In general there is a parallel trail network with the more technical trails being farther down the hill and easier lines along higher ground. This can be ridden as a "loop" or an out-and-back. There are some short "trials" type riding segments at the far end (Lost Fork Loop) of the trail.
Lots of ups and downs along the route with about 1,500 vertical feet of elevation gain along the full length of the loop.
Don't miss the scenic overlook above Ryan Dam which is on a short spur off the main trail.
There is easy access to trailhead by either riding there on the 50+ mile River's Edge Trail network (www.thetrail.org), or driving northeast from Great Falls along the Giant Springs Scenic Byway.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed, History & Background
Local Club: Great Falls Bicycle Club
Jul 8, 2019: GFBC July Newsletter
Jun 21, 2019: It’s inevitable. There will be bikes in wilderness.
Apr 30, 2019: Bike/Walk Montana, Rides, and North Shore Trail Work Day
Land Manager: City of Great Falls, Park and Recreation Dept