Mystic Lake

3.50 out of 5
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About this trail
Ride up Sourdough Canyon Rd. It is fairly smooth and gradual. At about 4.8Miles you will come to a bridge and a trail off to the left. Go straight, over the bridge. At 4.95miles you will come to a fork. Go to the left towards Mystic Lake. At about 9.96 Miles you should come to another fork. Go to the left and down. A few hundred yards at 10.05Miles you come to another small fork. Go to the left and down below the dam. Cross the creek and go up the other side to the trail intersection. The intersection is at about 10.21miles. Go to the left and up (Toward Bozeman Cr. Trail Head) to the south-west. This is the beginning of the single track. At about 10.5 Miles you should come to what locals call "The wall of Death". This wall isn't so bad. At about 13 Miles you will come back to the bridge. Go right. At about 18Miles you should be back at the trailhead.
There are a unusually high number of people to crash on this trail for seemingly no reason. I am one of those people. I had a bad crash on the single-track and I don't even know how. Some people say the area is cursed by Indians. I'm starting to believe it. Be careful.
There is a forest service cabin near the lake that you can rent.
Have fun!
added by prsplayerBunny Hop July 8, 2007
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (6)

February 14, 2013
Review: Rode this trail a couple of years ago, heard there was a land slide last year along the way. Not much to add about this ride, it's close to town and would be better rode during the week when there were less people and DOGS.

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May 16, 2012
Review: Printed the directions out and followed them for the length of the 18 miles. Nice 10 mile climb to the single track, gnarly 2+ miles of single track, much of which clings to the ledge high above the canyon, then zippty doo dah down the final 5 miles of jeep track. It was a fun day. Its a great workout, there's plenty of scenery, and the single track is short but pretty sweet.

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April 24, 2012
Review: Lived in Bozeman from 04-06 and this was my after work and fitness ride. It is a jeep trail, but no motorized vehicles are allowed on it, except forest service personel. Lots of hikers and dog walkers on the bottom 2 miles of trail, but after that mostly bikers and the ocational horse. It is up hill all the way to the top where a great alpine lake sets. The 2.5 mile single track starts at the bridge and takes you to the lake. The ride down on the jeep trail is the fun part, very high speeds, just look out for the hikers and dogs twords the bottom. Great work out, and high speed downhill. If you are looking for single track, this isn't the trail for you.

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October 19, 2010
Review: Calling this ride "singletrack" is a misnomer. Although the singletrack section is great, it's only 2.5 miles long. Otherwise you are on, what I would call, jeep road. Good ride, though not 18 miles of singletrack.

Similar Trail: Lick Creek

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June 6, 2010
Review: Sweet ride, rode it long time ago so it may have changed a bit.

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November 7, 2007
Review: One of my Favorite trails, I rode it the other day theres just a bit of ice at the bottom

Similar Trail: New to Bozangles so I don't know

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Mystic Lake MTB Trail 3.50 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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