New World Gulch Trail #50

 4 votes

6.0 Miles 9.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,671' 509 m

Ascent

-655' -200 m

Descent

6,921' 2,109 m

High

5,411' 1,649 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Unknown

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Overall a great trail that takes you up to Mystic Lake. Avoid the middle by using Moonshine Gulch Trail #438

Colin Tuttle

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Take this trail up the fork (about .75mi), then take a right onto Moonshine Gulch Trail #438.
New World is awful for the next two miles or so, and Moonshine Gulch Trail will take you around that, and meet back up with it, right at the base of Mt Ellis.

Take a moment to reflect on how you just avoided the worst trail ever made.
Pat yourself on the back, maybe think 'That guy on MTB Project really saved my butt there. I should buy him a beer'. Yeah, you probably should. Thanks!

At some point, continue biking. The trail can get a bit wet, but overall it's 1000% times better than New World Gulch on its best day. You'll have some fire road, some amazing singletrack and some really fun hills all the way out to the lake.

On the way back, you might be tired, but put in a little more vertical and take the Moonshine Gulch Trail back as well. You won't regret it.

Watch for hunters and bears.

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Land Manager: Montana State Lands

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I would like put my opinion on here. We had a local recommend this trail as a downhill after climbing up from Bear Creek trail. He said it was a rowdy trail with super fun line options. I am so glad we listened to him and not this review! After riding 10 different rides spanning 3 states and one province, this one still sticks out in my mind as one of my favorites. The downhill is rough, rocky and you do have to put a little thought into line choice. It would be an aweful climb, but as a dowhill I would give it 4.5 stars, only negitive is the hike-a-bike in the middle. Sep 10, 2016


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