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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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BEAVER
Cross-country singletrack that meanders past the remnants of an old log cabin.

Hiking & Biking
0.8km
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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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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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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. Mandatory 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. Mandatory 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”. Mandatory Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way between Wolf and Grouse.

Hiking & Biking
1.7km
300ft
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HOLEY ROADS
Sections of old trail connect with natural rock features and built wooden challenges for a fast, flowy descent. Mandatory 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. Mandatory Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Biking ONLY
1.3km
242ft
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MCDONALD CREEK
Historic wagon trail built in 1910 for a power transmission line that extended from the mouth of McDonald Creek to the mines in the high alpine.

Hiking & Biking
10km
1,893ft
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MOOSE
This trail incorporates sections of an old access route once used by hand prospectors in the area. Mandatory Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way. *Please note: this trail is closed to for construction until further notice.

Hiking & Biking
1km
601ft
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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. Mandatory 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. Mandatory 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. Mandatory 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. Mandatory 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. Mandatory Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Biking ONLY
0.2km
144ft
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WAYNE’S WORLD
This traversing singletrack features numerous ups and downs, sections of historic powerline, and stunning vistas of Lake Bennett

Hiking & Biking
6.5km
78ft
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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. Mandatory Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Hiking & Biking
0.9km
0.8km
300ft
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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. Mandatory 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. Mandatory 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. Mandatory Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Hiking & Biking
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. Mandatory 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! Mandatory Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way

Biking ONLY
1.2km
550ft