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Mountain to Meadow Route



5.8 mile 9.4 kilometer point to point
90% Singletrack


Ascent: 550' 168 m
Descent: -1,474' -449 m
High: 8,037' 2,450 m
Low: 6,616' 2,017 m


Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)


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Trail shared by Phil Hess

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

Phil Hess

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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Family Friendly This easy trail has a mellow grade and is not technical. It's fun for all levels of rider!


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.

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.


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 Trail Road. To return to the town center, follow the pavement on Autumn Trail Road for 0.25 miles and turn right on to Andesite Road. Follow Andesite Road to through the subdivision all the way to the town center.

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ADA Accessible, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed, History & Background


Local Club: Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club

Land Manager: Big Sky Resort

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Sep 9, 2019
Keith Parsons
Aug 1, 2019
Jim Papineau
Mountain to Meadow was a lot of fun and the switchbacks are well groomed 10mi
Jul 5, 2019
Carl Shuptrine
Super flow! A few standing mud puddles. — 1h 00m
Jun 28, 2019
Nate LaFond
Jun 18, 2019
Eric Harrill
Sep 7, 2018
Jason Miesemer
Aug 1, 2018
Boogie Nights
Brahm’s first mountain ride!!!
Jul 30, 2018
Morgan Smith
8mi — 3h 00m

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Gentle climb across Elk Park Meadow nearing the top of Upper South Fork trail
Aug 20, 2015 near Big Sky, MT
Sunset on M2M
Aug 27, 2018 near Big Sky, MT
Some switchbacks to practice technique between the speedy parts
Aug 20, 2015 near Big Sky, MT
Flowing corners through the woods with views of the Spanish peaks
Aug 20, 2015 near Big Sky, MT
There are great views of the Gallatin Range at the top of the climb on Upper South Fork.
Feb 25, 2017 near Big Sky, MT

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