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Garnet Mountain Trail (85)

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Trail

4.0 mile 6.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,813' 857 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 8,240' 2,511 m
Low: 5,427' 1,654 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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Trail shared by Jason Frounfelker

A steep, technical singletrack and great option if you want to get your heart rate up quickly.

Jason Frounfelker

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Description

The trail starts at Storm Castle Rock/Garnet Mountain Trailhead. From your car, head across the bridge over Squaw Creek and start climbing on the singletrack that you'll eventually be flying down. It's an aesthetic climbing experience with a handful of very steep, technical sections, tight switchbacks, and obstacles to clear. Savor the views because you won't have much time to enjoy them on the downhill.

Once you end the singletrack, you can turn left and head up the old Forest Service Rd. to the lookout tower or you can turn around and let gravity take over. This climbing to the tower is very loose and will probably be more of a hike-a-bike than a good riding experience. The views are worth it, the riding is not.

The Forest Service rents the cabin out nightly, and it is well worth the experience.

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Aug 13, 2018
Mark Rasmus
Jun 6, 2018
Eric Petz

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  3.7 from 3 votes

#14449

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  3.7 from 3 votes
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Trail Rankings

#195

in Montana

#14,449

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Top of Garnet, Descent is a little scary
Sep 17, 2018 near Four Co…, MT
Spring Flowers and Storm Castle
Sep 17, 2018 near Four Co…, MT
Top of the climb, let the downhill begin!
Oct 1, 2016 near Four Co…, MT
From the Top
Aug 27, 2018 near Four Co…, MT
This is along the Garnet Mountain Lookout Trail (85).
Oct 7, 2016 near Four Co…, MT
Garnet Mountain Lookout Trail (85). with permission from geogeek
Oct 7, 2016 near Four Co…, MT

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