Best Mountain Biking in Montana

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Montana. Use this list to plan your next Montana mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Emerald Lake


Located 17 miles southeast of Bozeman, about 4 miles south of Hyalite Reservoir in the Hyalite Peaks high country. Highlights: This is the singletrack stairway to heaven. It has roots, rocks, and wate…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Bozeman"
Bozeman, MT - Mountain Biking - 9 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Grassy Mountain Loop


Located 12 miles northeast of Bozeman along the crest of the Bangtails in Bridger Canyon. Highlights: Fine singletrack in the unspoiled end of the Bangtails; spectacular views east to the Crazy Moun…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Bozeman"
Bozeman, MT - Mountain Biking - 13.3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Hyalite Reservoir Loop


Located 14 miles south of Bozeman at the north end of the Gallatin Range. Highlights: West Shore Trail is ugly (lots of logging debris) but fun, a good test piece for novice and intermediate riders;…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Bozeman"
Bozeman, MT - Mountain Biking - 6.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Leverich Loop A: Sourdough Creek Road


Located 7 miles south of Bozeman in the foothills of the Gallatin Range. Highlights: Good views of Bozeman and Gallatin Valley; fun singletrack with ample adrenaline rush opportunities. Tread: 1 m…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Bozeman"
Bozeman, MT - Mountain Biking - 17.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Sheep Mountain


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 - 26.8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Fairy Lake - Brackett Creek Loop


Located 30 miles north of Bozeman on the east flank of the Bridger Range. Highlights: Wildflowers, wildlife, and a wild downhill ride. Fairy Lake makes a good (though sometimes crowded) rest stop.…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Bozeman"
Bozeman, MT - Mountain Biking - 15.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Blue Mountain Lookout - Deadman Ridge


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 - 22.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. Grotto Falls


Located 16 miles south of Bozeman and south of Hyalite Reservoir, along the West Fork of Hyalite Creek. Highlights: An easy, shaded ride to a beautiful waterfall. Tread: Wide, two-way, gravel, bar…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Bozeman"
Bozeman, MT - Mountain Biking - 2.3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Gallagator Trail


Located in Bozeman, this trail runs southwest from South Church to the Museum of the Rockies on Kagy Boulevard. Highlights: An easy, off-road family ride in town; duck ponds; Museum of the Rockies. T…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Bozeman"
Bozeman, MT - Mountain Biking - 2.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. Lake Como Loop


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 - 8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Flattop Mountain (Buck Creek Ridge Trail)


Located 35 miles southwest of Bozeman, about 7 miles south of Big Sky in the Madison Range. Highlights: Mama-where's-my-Kodachrome vistas in all directions; spectacular views form alpine meadows of…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Bozeman"
Bozeman, MT - Mountain Biking - 15 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. Sourdough (Bozeman) Creek Loop


Located 7 miles south of Bozeman in the foothills of the Gallatin Range. Highlights: Gradual climb into scenic, shady forest; Mystic Lake, challenging but fun singletrack; and a long, fast descent o…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Bozeman"
Bozeman, MT - Mountain Biking - 17.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. Leverich Loop B: Hyalite Canyon Road


Located 9 miles south of Bozeman in the foothills of the Gallatin Range. Highlights: Good views of Bozeman and Gallatin Valley; fun singletrack with ample adrenaline rush opportunities. Tread: 9.4…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Bozeman"
Bozeman, MT - Mountain Biking - 15.9 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. Upper Squaw Creek


Located 17 miles south of Bozeman in Gallatin Canyon, up the Squaw Creek drainage. Highlights: A relatively easy road ride; fishing; chance of seeing deer, moose, and other wildlife. Tread: Loggin…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Bozeman"
Bozeman, MT - Mountain Biking - 11 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#15. Brooklyn Bridge Loop


Located 8 miles south of Helena on the divide between Jefferson and Lewis and Clark counties. A marathon ride with a remote feel and the gamut of singletrack conditions--arduous climbs, sweet downhill…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Helena"
Clancy, MT - Mountain Biking - 24.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#16. 1906 Trail - Mount Helena Summit


Located on the southwest edge of downtown Helena, Mount Helena City Park. A lung-busting climb, the 1906 Trail is the least technically difficult approach to the summit of Mount Helena. It offers…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Helena"
Helena, MT - Mountain Biking - 3.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#17. Mount Helena Mini Ridge


Located 3 miles southwest of Helena on the ridge west of Grizzly Gulch. If you're wondering why any dyed-in-the-wool mountain biker would shorten a classic route like the Mount Helena Ridge Trail, her…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Helena"
Helena, MT - Mountain Biking - 10.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#18. Mount Jumbo - Woods Gulch Loop


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 - 7.1 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#19. Prairie Trail


Located in Mount Helena City Park, on the southwest edge of downtown Helena. Ridden top to bottom, the Prairie Trail is the most popular downhill on Mount Helena and one of the best sections of smoot…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Helena"
Helena, MT - Mountain Biking - 3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#20. Squaw Gulch Loop


Located 2 miles south of Helena between Grizzly Gulch and Orofino Gulch roads. One of the most gradual and least technical climbs into Helena's South Hills, this route offers plenty of shade, access t…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Helena"
Helena, MT - Mountain Biking - 7.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides