Mountain to Meadow Route

 11 votes

5.8 Miles 9.4 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

550' 168 m

Ascent

-1,474' -449 m

Descent

8,037' 2,450 m

High

6,616' 2,017 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

All Clear

30 days agoUpdate

The new signature Big Sky area flow trail from the resort base to Meadow Village.

Phil Hess

Overview

Easy smooth climbing from the Big Sky resort base, with a long descent for the payoff, swooping through steep hillside spruce forest, with banked turns and a few sharp switchbacks to keep you on your toes, finishing with a ride on the roads along the nordic trail system with views of the Middle Fork, all the way to Town Center. Watch your braking around the switchbacks which are getting hit hard with lots of traffic.
Family Friendly: This easy trail has a mellow grade and is not technical. It's fun for all levels of rider!

Need to Know

Take the Big Sky shuttle bus, with bike rack, up to the resort base area, or drive a shuttle car. There is a climbing trail to parallel the descent in the planning stages.

Description

From the Big Sky Resort base area, look for signs to Upper South Fork trail, which heads up a gentle access road under the Ramcharger lift. After less than half a mile, turn left, following the signs on a new machine-built gentle climb. The trail tops out across the Bighorn ski run and exits the ski area boundary to start the rollicking, flowy, and grin-inducing descent. Watch your brakes on the switchbacks to prevent further erosion.

Upper South Fork Trail ends on the Autumn Ridge access road, which you can follow to Andesite Road, to end just above the Town Center.

Contacts

Local Club: Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club

Land Manager: Big Sky Resort

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Jul 16, 2017
Alex Harms
First time hitting this trail. Awesome, flowy trail! Slight re-route after the majority of downhill. 8mi — 1h 15m
Jul 5, 2017
James Burton
Jun 24, 2017
David Tribbett
Jun 8, 2017
Thomas Glanzer
With the boys 14 and 11. Great time 8.4mi
Feb 25, 2017
Michelle Clark-Conley
Sep 7, 2016
Doug Dornelles
Beautiful trail conditions on upper section, heavy breaking bumps on lower 8.1mi
Aug 27, 2016
sasquatch
Nice warmup climb to a fun flowy downhill! 8.1mi — 1h 00m
Aug 10, 2016
jeff flammang

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  4.6 from 10 votes

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Great ride. Switchbacks, pump track type terrain, super fun. Not too technical but definitely not a beginners trail. Jul 17, 2016


This is an excellent and fun trail, but be warned, there are some really sharp hairpin turns that you come into fast, if you are to fast and miss the hairpin, you just might be falling down a 500 ft cliff. Most of this ride about 90% is safe and beginner-intermediate riding, but there are small portions that I would highly warn beginners and kids on. If you are taking the family and kids on this ride just give lots of warning for those corners. This has lots of fast and flowy sections, minor bumps and maybe just a few sections you can catch air on. Sep 16, 2016


Avoiding the lift traffic a must. Great trail otherwise! Allows you to challenge yourself regardless of skill level! Jul 16, 2017


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