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An excellent ascent to some beautiful Montana viewpoints.


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7.4

Miles

12.0

KM

Singletrack

7,623' 2,323 m

High

5,269' 1,606 m

Low

2,383' 726 m

Up

770' 235 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

From the trailhead, you'll immediately begin a grueling 5-mile ascent. The difficulty of this trail lies in the grade of the climb, not the trail surface which is mostly non-technical. The forest setting is absolutely beautiful as it winds you around massive granite slabs and tight switchbacks. Every clearing in the trees will award you with breathtaking views for miles.

Keep heading past the summit for more spectacular views and amazing trail cut across the beautiful mountainside. Take a picture and retrace your tracks. On the way down, the only thing slowing you down will be your own comfort with speed, that and switchbacks.

This descent is seriously fun, fast, and flowy! Just imagine how jealous all your friends will be because they couldn't ride today.

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Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 20 votes

#1

in Bozeman

#1187

Overall
  4.3 from 20 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Bozeman

#5

in Montana

#1,187

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8,369 Since Aug 2, 2015
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Photos

Heading to the peak, after leaving the road from Goose Creek Trailhead.
Nov 20, 2018 near Bozeman, MT
Cattle crossing.
Oct 26, 2016 near Bozeman, MT
The Bridger Mountain Range
Aug 3, 2015 near Bozeman, MT
Absaroka mts
Aug 27, 2018 near Bozeman, MT
Scenic view from the top.
Oct 26, 2016 near Bozeman, MT

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Aug 29, 2022
Sheri Vernier
Sep 3, 2021
Nick Austin
Right at 2800 feet of elevation gain to get to the top of Chestnut Mountain. The climb up is definitely challenging but a rewarding view at the top. 11.3mi — 2h 07m
Aug 29, 2020
Aiden Rohde
A real butt kicker on the way up. Reasonably fun down. Not busy on a Saturday morning. Definitely deserves it's rating though. 12.9mi — 2h 41m
Jun 20, 2019
Rhey Dahlid
amazing ride, lots of wildflowers and will definitely do it again.
Sep 26, 2018
Madi Schriefer
Sep 3, 2018
Brad Burns
Great treat of a trail. A lot of uphill. A lot of downhill. 9.5mi
Aug 21, 2018
Marc Comaratta
Trail in great condition. 7.5mi
Jul 15, 2018
Wes H
Great trail conditions, hardpack without loose duff. The current greenery makes it hard to see far in sections, so watch your speed for dogs/people.
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