North Shore Trail

 5 votes

12.1 Miles 19.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

835' 255 m

Ascent

-1,087' -331 m

Descent

3,330' 1,015 m

High

2,903' 885 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Bad / Closed

82 days agoUpdate

The North Shore Trail offers varied, continuous singletrack from end to end.

John Juras

Overview

Closed after wet weather due to gumbo clay soils.
Dogs: Off-leash

Description

From the Rainbow Dam Trailhead, follow the well-signed trail down the Missouri River along the bluffs and canyons above Cochrane, Ryan, and Morony Dam Reservoirs. The gravel surface road along half the route is also open to bikes for an easier choice.

This ride cam be ridden as a shuttle. On normal windy days, a strong tail wind makes the shuttle ride like a 12.5 mile long downhill run.

Most of these trails were hand built by Great Falls bicyclists, for bicyclists. Lots of ups, downs, twists and turns keep the trail challenging and interesting.

Basically continuous overlooks of the dams, cliffs, great falls, and reservoirs along the way.

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Jun 17, 2017
Ryan King
Need more people to ride! trail getting over grown but still fun 5mi

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  3.6 from 5 votes

#5

in Great Falls

#6020

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#5

in Great Falls

#84

in Montana

#6,020

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Bad / Closed 82 days ago
Dry, Fallen Trees - Overgrown
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