Mountain Biking Missoula Guide Book

by Dan Oko (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking Missoula  by Dan Oko

118pp/maps/elevation charts
ISBN: 0762711566

Here are 20 of the best rides around Missoula, from the epic all-day tour of Sheep Mountain to the Sam Braxton National Recreation Trail that can be knocked off after work. Take your pick from scenic jeep roads, technical singletrack, lung-popping climbs, and fast descents. Detailed ride descriptions make it easy to find the trailheads and follow the routes. You stay on track with accurate distances keyed to easy-to-read maps and ratings for physical and technical difficulty. This handy pocket-size guide will help you choose a ride that's appropriate for your fitness and skill level. It's an indispensable companion for all your fat-tire fun.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking Missoula" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 20.
... Preview: The Blackfoot River Recreation Corridor is primarily used by boaters and anglers, but this ride offers plenty of the same scenic pleasures that draw these recreationists. In contrast with the railroad ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: The Blackfoot River Recreation Corridor is primarily used by boaters and anglers. This ride offers plenty of the same scenic pleasures as you follow an old railroad bed upriver, tracing the route of n ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.7
... Preview: When I was first informed that folks tackle this popular, scenic hiking trail on their bikes, I was in disbelief. Despite having been burned by the massive forest fires of 2000, the trail offers glimp ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Hamilton, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: The system of trails at the Blue Mountain National Recreation Area is one of the first to dry out after the winter and provides a wide variety of options for beginners as well as expert mountain biker ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22.2
... Preview: Largely a commuter track and running path, this downtown riverfront trail passes through several appealing parks on the south side of the Clark Fork River. Good for families and for accessing trails ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: This can be done as part of a day or an afternoon exploring Pattee Canyon or as a single short, technical climb with rewarding views. The scene from the top of Mount Sentinel is amazing, providing gli ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The scenic Kim Williams Trail runs along the Clark Fork River, joining this ride with Missoula’s urban trail system. Wildflowers and wildlife reside on the backside of Mount Sentinel, which continues ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17.2
... Preview: This ride might draw cries of derision from those seeking a gnarly, singletrack experience, but the roads followed here travel through some dynamite high country and offer a glimpse at Montana’s minin ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.8
... Preview: Relative to many of the rides in the Missoula vicinity and Bitterroot Valley, the challenging Grizzly Creek Trail is a remote getaway where encounters with other trail users (outside hunting season) a ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20.4
... Preview: This popular recreation trail, circumnavigating a man-made lake built in 1905, follows a relatively flat but still challenging course along the shore. For those used to the ups-and-downs of most area ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Darby, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The system of trails at the Blue Mountain National Recreation Area is one of the first to dry out after the winter and provides a wide variety of options for beginners as well as expert mountain biker ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: This is a challenging alternative to some of the technical rides in this volume. The ride, an isolated loop along logging roads through the Bitterroot Mountains, begins and ends at the legendary Lumbe ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 27.2
... Preview: Once the most popular trail in Missoula, the arduous climb from the Rattlesnake Main trailhead to the wilderness boundary still draws quite a few visitors. But because of bike technology and a prolife ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: This loop connects to a variety of other Missoula trails, while offering high views from the saddle of Mount Jumbo and a swell, tricky downhill through Woods Gulch. Mount Jumbo, a cornerstone of the ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.1
... Preview: This sweet little section of trail running north-south along Rattlesnake Creek is primarily a route to travel from town to the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area. It’s a generally smooth track, with ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Named for a longtime Missoula rider and bike shop owner, the Braxton loop is an excellent beginners’ route. It’s also short enough to be a fine after-work jaunt when daylight is failing. A challenging ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: The Sawmill–Curry Gulch Trail System forms the heart of some of Missoula’s best mountain biking (not to mention hiking). This ride offers a great opportunity to become acquainted with the topography a ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.9
... Preview: This is the definitive Missoula ride, traveling the ridgelines high above two valleys to the highest peaks in the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and then dropping down through mixed terrain of c ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 26.8
... Preview: Views of the Clark Fork River Valley east of Missoula reward those able to conquer the mountain not just once, but twice. Mount Jumbo has plentiful wildlife, including a resident elk herd. Since 1997 ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.1
... Preview: This steep, technical trail carries from the heart of the Rattlesnake Valley into some close-to-home heights through fields of wildflowers, while offering one of the more challenging short rides in th ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.3
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