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Nichols Creek Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.3 mile 7.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 218' 67 m
Descent: -1,317' -401 m
High: 7,489' 2,283 m
Low: 6,266' 1,910 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Andrew Baranovic

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A very moderate beginning ends in a downhill fury.

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The trail was still being worked on as of fall 2017, so be aware of the trail crew.

Description

The area's newest trail, this trail connects the lower parking lot at Red Lodge Mountain to the West Fork Road. It can be ridden both ways, just use caution on the old trail from the West Fork Road. Steep grades and blind corners could be a problem in a few spots.

From the trailhead at RLM, a huge effort was made to keep a steady grade for about three miles. Very easy riding with wide turns and stable singletrack makes for a pleasant cruise through the woods. This new trail will connect to an older trail system that gets far steeper and straighter, taking off to a fast downhill with limited visibility in some areas.

The trail ends through open fields with some fun features along the way.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Jun 21, 2019
andy knouse
Super fun enduro type riding DH! Tight switchbacks and super fast water bar jumps, wheelie overs! 4mi — 0h 19m
Jun 21, 2019
Aiden Giles
The best downhill in the area
Aug 3, 2018
Brandon Jones
Jul 12, 2018
Nick Stayner
Great work on this one. Some switchbacks still a little soft.
Jun 17, 2018
Chris Crofutt
Rode it all the way to the bottom at West Fork road yesterday. Great new trail, need some work on the swichbacks and banking but a great new trail!…

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