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Mountain to Meadow Route

 4.8 (17)

5.8 Miles 9.4 Kilometers



550' 168 m


-1,474' -449 m



Avg Grade (4°)


Max Grade (19°)

8,037' 2,450 m


6,616' 2,017 m


Shared By Phil Hess



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

Phil Hess

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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.


Local Club: Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club

Land Manager: Big Sky Resort

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Jul 8, 2018
Chris K
Amazing downhill, free shuttle up to it via town center to base of Big Sky resort.
Jul 8, 2018
Cassidy Jones
Jul 6, 2018
Mike Ricci
Aug 16, 2017
Jesse Arroyo
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

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 17 votes


  4.8 from 17 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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