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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
Gentle cross-country singletrack that meanders past the remnants of an old log cabin 

Hiking & Biking
0.8km
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CARIBOU
Pleasant, 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 believed to have been the route to/from fox 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 blast down to Carcross along another section of historic trail 

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

Biking ONLY
1km
400ft
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BLACK BEAR
Traversing cross-country trail with steep and technical sections; advanced riders can seek challenge on the multiple optional lines found at “Elephant Rock”

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

Biking ONLY
0.9km
200ft
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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; this trail is still under restoration and due for completion in August 2011

Hiking & Biking
10km
2100ft
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MOOSE
This trail incorporates sections of an old access route once used by hand prospectors in the area

Hiking & Biking
1km
600ft
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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

Hiking & Biking
24km
1600ft
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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

Hiking & Biking
4.5km
1120ft
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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

Hiking & Biking
1km
450ft
blue

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

Hiking & Biking
0.2km
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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

Biking ONLY
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

Biking ONLY
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 

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

Biking ONLY
1km
600ft
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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

Biking ONLY
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!

Biking ONLY
1.2km
550ft