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An alpine route that traverses the south side of Windy Mountain.


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4.8

Miles

7.7

KM

Singletrack

5,707' 1,739 m

High

4,646' 1,416 m

Low

1,246' 380 m

Up

392' 119 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

Windy Mountain (#454) starts just off of Thain Creek trail on the north side of Thain Creek campground. The route climbs steadily up Thane Creek drainage before turning toward the southern flanks of Windy Mountain.

The route steepens as it climbs to just below the craggy peak and then traverses around the southeast side before turning south. There are two gradual descents punctuated by a short, steep climb before reaching Marie Springs trail.

Windy Mountain (#454) trail has great views of the surrounding Highwood Mountains as well as beautiful wildflowers in season. The trail itself isn't overly technical, with a bit of loose rock mixed with hard-packed soil.

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Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#3

in Arrow Peak

#9193

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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Trail Rankings

#3

in Arrow Peak

#125

in Montana

#9,193

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Looking west from the saddle beneath Windy Mountain; short steep pitch is loose and one of the only hike-a-bike pieces in the entire network.
Sep 10, 2022 near Fort Be…, MT
Saddle beneath Windy Mountain summit; new sign as of 2019.
Sep 10, 2022 near Fort Be…, MT
Grinding up the first of three testers on the Super V circa 1998; trail has since been rerouted for gradient and erosion control.
Sep 10, 2022 near Fort Be…, MT
Looking south down Windy Mountain Trail 454 toward Thain Creek Campground.
Sep 10, 2022 near Fort Be…, MT
High up on the Windy Mountain trail.
Nov 18, 2016 near Fort Be…, MT
Halfway up!
Jul 5, 2018 near Fort Be…, MT

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