Lower Hyalite - Sourdough Loop

Bozeman, Montana

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This ride is located 8 miles south of Bozeman in the foothills of the Gallatin Range. Highlights: A non-technical loop ride in the mountains; an exhilarating 4-mile descent on closed logging roads; many options for side trips or extended loops. Tread: 8.4 miles on paved road; 3.9 miles on gravel roads open to traffic; 8.9 miles on closed logging road, some of which is reverting to double- and singletrack. Watch for traffic on all open roads; yield to other trail users, especially on popular doubletrack in Sourdough Canyon. Watch for other trail users. Ride in control and yield to all hikers and equestrians.
Mountain Biking Bozeman

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Mountain Biking Bozeman

by Will Harmon (Falcon Guides)

This ride is located 8 miles south of Bozeman in the foothills of the Gallatin Range. Highlights: A non-technical loop ride in the mountains; an exhilarating 4-mile descent on closed logging roads; many options for side trips or extended loops. Tread: 8.4 miles on paved road; 3.9 miles on gravel roads open to traffic; 8.9 miles on closed logging road, some of which is reverting to double- and singletrack.

Watch for traffic on all open roads; yield to other trail users, especially on popular doubletrack in Sourdough Canyon. Watch for other trail users. Ride in control and yield to all hikers and equestrians.

©  Will Harmon/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Bozeman
Distance: 21.2
Elevation Gain: 2,500 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2.5 to 4 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 5,200 feet
Top Elevation: 7,600 feet
Local Contacts: Gallatin National Forest (406) 587-6758; Bozeman Chamber of Commerce (406) 586-5421, 1-800-228-4228
Local Maps: Gallatin National Forest; USGS Mount Ellis, Wheeler Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Lower Hyalite - Sourdough Loop

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