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Montana Mountain Trail Descriptions

Montana Mountain boasts more than 35 kilometres of hand-built and restored singletrack. Many of the trails outlined are multi-use trails and are located on the rugged terrain found on the lower mountain above Carcross.

Please note that some trails are designated for downhill mountain biking use ONLY - note the directions of travel indicated on the map for your safety and enjoyment.

Absolutely NO motorized vehicles permitted on the trails.

 

Rating
Trail
Use
Distance
Elevation
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ALASKAN DINNER (AK DNR)
This fast, flowy descent through berms, rollers, and wooden ramps is guaranteed to put a smile on the face of any rider. Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way.

Biking
0.9km
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CARIBOU
Open cross-country singletrack that follows an old mining access route past several mountain streams.
Hiking & Biking
2km
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DEI KWÁAN - LOWER
Built as a singletrack alternative to the Montana Mountain road, this “People’s Trail” follows a steady grade up to Black Bear.
Hiking & Biking
1.5km
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FOX
Gently graded singletrack that was part of the route to fox and mink fur farms in the Tincup Creek area in the early 1900s.
Hiking & Biking
1km
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GROUSE
Cross-country singletrack that follows another historic wagon trail with some short climbs/descents.

Hiking & Biking
1.4km
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MOSSY
This short ribbon of historic trail cut through deep green moss is a favourite with photographers. A great way to end your ride! Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way.

Hiking & Biking
1.4km
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RABBIT
Cross-country single and doubletrack along an old powerline transitions to a short but sweet descent to town along another section of historic trail. Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way between Black Bear and Carcross.

Hiking & Biking
1.5km
200ft
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SAM MCGEE’S ROAD
A “must do” – fast, smooth descent along a historic wagon road/telegraph trail believed to have been built by Sam McGee in the early 1900s. Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Biking ONLY
1km
400ft
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BLACK BEAR
Traversing cross-country trail with steep and technical sections; advanced riders can test the multiple optional lines found at “Elephant Rock”. Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way between Wolf and Grouse.

Hiking & Biking
1.7km
300ft
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DEI KWÁAN - UPPER
The grade steepens slightly on this upper part of the “People’s Trail”, but trees provide welcome shade and there are views of Lake Bennett and the rock garden.

Hiking & Biking
1.6km
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HOLEY ROADS
Berms and jumps on another section of historic telegraph trail connects to natural rock features for a moderately technical descent on this mid-mountain classic. Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Biking ONLY
0.9km
200ft
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MAGGIE’S RUN
Berms, rock drops of varying sizes and buff dirt make for a fun, progressive line. Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Biking ONLY
1.3km
242ft
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MCDONALD CREEK
This 1910 wagon trail built to construct a power transmission line for the mines in the alpine offers history, scenery, and non-stop fun.

Hiking & Biking
7.2km
1,893ft
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MOUNTAIN HERO
The Yukon’s all-mountain classic:  starting in the alpine near the historic Mountain Hero mine and stone house, the trail follows the path of a 1905 mule trail built to haul construction materials for the Mountain Hero tramway. Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way. **Please note: the route to Mountain Hero is a techincally challenging mining road with steep climbs and loose, cobbly sections.

Hiking & Biking
24km
1,600ft
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NARES VIEW
Starting with a short, winding climb through the subalpine, this all-mountain trail traverses down to Caribou through mixed forest, alpine meadow, and rock garden against the stunning backdrop of Nares and Tagish lakes. Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Hiking & Biking
4.5km
1,120ft
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PORCUPINE
Fun, fast corners through pine forest and rock outcrops; a good starting point for less technical riders seeking a challenge. Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Hiking & Biking
1km
450ft
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SHEEP
Short but challenging connector; good option for technical cross-country riders who wish to bypass the advanced features on the upper section of Goat. Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Hiking & Biking
0.2km
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SPORTING WOOD
Twisty cross-country with multiple wooden features to test riders of all levels. Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Hiking & Biking
1.5km
144ft
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TELEGRAPH (LOWER & UPPER)
This upper section of Sam McGee’s telegraph trail descends steeply at first and then mellows out after crossing the road; multiple wooden features on the lower section keep riders high and dry through boggy ground. Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Hiking & Biking
0.9km
0.8km
300ft
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WAYNE’S WORLD
This traversing singletrack features numerous ups and downs, sections of historic power line, and stunning vistas of Lake Bennett throughout.

Hiking & Biking
6.5km
78ft
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WOLVERINE (LOWER)
One trail, two personalities:  a steep line through the trees gives way to fast corners and built airs in the open with great views of Lake Bennett. Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Hiking & Biking
0.7km
400ft
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GOAT
Natural rock and built wooden features make for a great cross-country technical challenge for advanced riders. Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Hiking & Biking
0.8km
200ft
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GRIZZLY BEAR
As aggressive as its namesake, Grizzly is a steep descent along smooth rock faces and buff dirt, with some hair-raising (optional) expert lines. Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Biking ONLY
1km
601ft
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WOLF
Also known as the “Ramp Trail” due to its notorious high ramp-like skinny, this trail ends in a fun rock slab descent. Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Hiking & Biking
0.8km
400ft
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WOLVERINE (UPPER)
Montana Mountain’s freeride classic: weave your way through a rock garden maze with elevated wooden features and natural airs. You won’t ride it the same way twice! Recommended Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Biking ONLY
1.2km
550ft