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Upper South Fork

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

5.7 mile 9.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 547' 167 m
Descent: -1,423' -434 m
High: 8,037' 2,450 m
Low: 6,663' 2,031 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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Trail shared by Phil Hess

A masterfully designed and constructed flow trail away from the lifts at Big Sky Resort.

Phil Hess

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Family Friendly Smooth, wide singletrack with a mellow climb.

Description

From the Big Sky base area, follow signs to Upper South Fork trail, which begins on a doubletrack climb just above the Ramcharger lift loading area. After a short gentle climb, the new singletrack begins, climbing smoothly across the top of Coolridge Trail and to the ski area boundary, where the descent begins.

From here it's all berms, turns and smooth flow, fun for riders of any level. The better you are, the faster the ride, with little hops and drifts, and some tighter more challenging switchbacks further down the descent.

The trail ends at the Middle Fork Access Road, where you can ride pavement to the Meadow or take the Middle Fork Trail down, instead.

Contacts

Land Manager: Big Sky Resort

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Jul 30, 2018
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  4.7 from 3 votes

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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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