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.

  • #1 Emerald Lake

    3 Reviews

    Bozeman, MT

    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, ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Located 17 miles southeast of Bozeman, about 4 miles south of Hyalite Reservoir in the Hyalite Peaks high country. Highlights: ...

  • #2 Grassy Mountain Loop

    2 Reviews

    Bozeman, MT

    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 ...
    •  1.5 to 2.5 hours
    •  13.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Located 12 miles northeast of Bozeman along the crest of the Bangtails in Bridger Canyon. Highlights: Fine singletrack ...

  • #3 Hyalite Reservoir Loop

    1 Reviews

    Bozeman, MT

    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 ...
    •  45 minutes to 1.5 hours
    •  6.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Located 14 miles south of Bozeman at the north end of the Gallatin Range. Highlights: West Shore Trail is ugly (lots of ...

  • #4 Sheep Mountain

    1 Reviews

    Missoula, MT

    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 ...
    •  5 - 8 hours
    •  26.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This is the definitive Missoula ride, traveling the ridgelines high above two valleys to the highest peaks in the Rattlesnake ...

  • #5 Fairy Lake - Brackett Creek Loop

    0 Reviews

    Bozeman, MT

    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 ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  15.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Located 30 miles north of Bozeman on the east flank of the Bridger Range. Highlights: Wildflowers, wildlife, and a wild ...

  • #6 Blue Mountain Lookout - Deadman Ridge

    0 Reviews

    Missoula, MT

    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 ...
    •  3 - 6 hours
    •  22.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The system of trails at the Blue Mountain National Recreation Area is one of the first to dry out after the winter and provides ...

  • #7 Grotto Falls

    0 Reviews

    Bozeman, MT

    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, ...
    •  15 to 25 minutes (plus time to dangle your toes in the stream)
    •  2.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Located 16 miles south of Bozeman and south of Hyalite Reservoir, along the West Fork of Hyalite Creek. Highlights: An ...

  • #8 Lake Como Loop

    0 Reviews

    Darby, MT

    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 ...
    •  1 - 1.5 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    This popular recreation trail, circumnavigating a man-made lake built in 1905, follows a relatively flat but still challenging ...

  • #9 Flattop Mountain (Buck Creek Ridge Trail)

    0 Reviews

    Bozeman, MT

    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 ...
    •  3 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    Located 35 miles southwest of Bozeman, about 7 miles south of Big Sky in the Madison Range. Highlights: Mama-where's-my-Kodachrome ...

  • #10 Brooklyn Bridge Loop

    0 Reviews

    Clancy, MT

    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 ...
    •  2.5 to 4.5 hours
    •  24.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Located 8 miles south of Helena on the divide between Jefferson and Lewis and Clark counties. A marathon ride with a remote ...

  • #11 Upper Squaw Creek

    1 Reviews

    Bozeman, MT

    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: ...
    •  1 to 3 hours depending on total distance
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    Located 17 miles south of Bozeman in Gallatin Canyon, up the Squaw Creek drainage. Highlights: A relatively easy road ride; ...

  • #12 Mount Jumbo - Woods Gulch Loop

    1 Reviews

    Missoula, MT

    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 ...
    •  1 hour 10 minutes
    •  7.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop connects to a variety of other Missoula trails, while offering high views from the saddle of Mount Jumbo and a ...

  • #13 Sypes Canyon Trail 531

    3 Reviews

    Gallatin National Forest, MT

    Sypes Canyon Trail 531 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Gallatin County, Montana. It is within Gallatin National Forest and State Trust. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 5,208 feet altitude. ...
    •  3.1 miles

    Sypes Canyon Trail 531 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Gallatin County, Montana. It is within Gallatin National Forest ...

  • #14 Mount Helena Mini Ridge

    1 Reviews

    Helena, MT

    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, ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  10.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Located 3 miles southwest of Helena on the ridge west of Grizzly Gulch. If you're wondering why any dyed-in-the-wool mountain ...

  • #15 Mystic Lake Loop

    0 Reviews

    Bozeman, MT

    Located 10 miles southeast of Bozeman around the shores of Mystic Lake. Tread: 2 miles on rough singletrack; 1 mile on logging road doubletrack.
    •  1 to 1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Located 10 miles southeast of Bozeman around the shores of Mystic Lake. Tread: 2 miles on rough singletrack; 1 mile on ...

  • #16 Mica Creek Loop

    1 Reviews

    Bozeman, MT

    Located 15 miles south of Bozeman in Gallatin Canyon, up the Squaw Creek drainage. Highlights: Not the most scenic, but one of the less strenuous climbs in Gallatin Canyon, and a fast, snaky ...
    •  1.5 to 2.5 hours
    •  8.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Located 15 miles south of Bozeman in Gallatin Canyon, up the Squaw Creek drainage. Highlights: Not the most scenic, but ...

  • #17 Squaw Gulch Loop

    1 Reviews

    Helena, MT

    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, ...
    •  45 minutes to 1.5 hours.
    •  7.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Located 2 miles south of Helena between Grizzly Gulch and Orofino Gulch roads. One of the most gradual and least technical ...

  • #18 Grizzly Creek Trail

    1 Reviews

    Missoula, MT

    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 ...
    •  2 - 3 hours
    •  20.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Relative to many of the rides in the Missoula vicinity and Bitterroot Valley, the challenging Grizzly Creek Trail is a remote ...

  • #19 Dry Gulch Short Loop

    1 Reviews

    Helena, MT

    Located south of Helena between Rodney Ridge and Mount Ascension. A short loop over Rodney Ridge with access to other trails. It makes a good lunch-hour ramble with some sweet singletrack and ...
    •  20 to 50 minutes.
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Located south of Helena between Rodney Ridge and Mount Ascension. A short loop over Rodney Ridge with access to other trails. ...

  • #20 Deer Creek - Pattee Canyon Loop

    0 Reviews

    Missoula, MT

    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 ...
    •  2 hours, 15 minutes
    •  17.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The scenic Kim Williams Trail runs along the Clark Fork River, joining this ride with Missoula’s urban trail system. Wildflowers ...