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Dry Wolf Ridge to Jefferson Loop

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 4.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Good climbing, great views, spectacular wildflowers w/ sweet singletrack descent on Jefferson Trail.


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21.0

Miles

33.8

KM

15%

Singletrack

8,086' 2,465 m

High

6,679' 2,036 m

Low

2,063' 629 m

Up

2,519' 768 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

This has been hidden from our maps to prevent overlap with existing trails, or because our research has found there is no legal access.

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E-Bikes Allowed

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Overview

This is a favorite ride in the area. It's got a stiff climb to start before rolling across a ridge with amazing views and stunning wildflowers. The best part is the three-mile section of sweet downhill singletrack.

Need to Know

This route is open to motorized travel.

Description

Start from US Highway 89 at the top of King's Hill Pass and pedal to the top of King's Hill, across from Showdown Montana Ski Area.

Turn left here, heading north on Dry Wolf Road (F.S. Road #251) and start traversing across a rolling ridgeline. There are multiple double-tracks that branch off so be sure to stay on Dry Wolf Road until you reach the 10-mile mark.

Bear left on F.S. Road #3300 which wraps around Tepee Butte for just under a mile, before dropping to the Jefferson Saddle and the start of the Jefferson Trail.

The Jefferson Trail is the best part of the ride, a fun and swooping downhill singletrack with some big switchbacks. The route descends west into the Jefferson drainage to Chamberlain Road (F.S. Road #3328).

Take a right, followed by a left a 1/4 mile later to follow Jefferson Road for five miles out to intersect with U.S. Highway 89 and the end of the ride.

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Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

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