Lakefork to Parkside
ElevationAscent: 1,159' 353 m
Descent: -1,172' -357 m
High: 7,386' 2,251 m
Low: 6,718' 2,048 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)
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Silver Run to Ingles Creek
7.6 mi 12.2 km • Loop • 1,730 ft Ascent 527.37 m Ascent
Singletrack Red Lodge, MT
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“An excellent way to tie two short singletrack trails into one ride.”— Andrew Baranovic
Once over the hill, be ready for a quick left back down followed by a few rock gardens to keep you on your toes. After that, it's smooth sailing into the Lions Camp where you'll pass right through back into the trees and into the old Richel Lodge, which is now a rocky field. Views are great here of the towering plateaus around you and is a good spot to gain your bearings.
At the field, take a right to head southwest on Lower Parkside Trail #106, an old two track road that parallels the creek. Once you get closer to the Mainfork area, the views start to get good and the riding a bit easier. Be sure to take a minute and drink in the views before you continue on. Rock Creek Road was resurfaced in 2016 and is smooth and fast till the Parkside National Recreation Trail #103 Trailhead. Take the Parkside National Recreation Trail #103 all the way back to Rock Creek Road, and turn left on the road. Dumb back onto Lower Parkside Trail #106 heading north until you hit pavement, hang a left, and double back. It's pretty much all downhill back to Lake Fork Road and again, use caution and look for motorized traffic.
Local Club: R.L.A.M. (Red Lodge Area Mountain Bikers)
Land Manager: USFS - Custer National Forest Office