CDT: Highland

3.75 out of 5
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↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,200 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
This is a new addition to the Continental Divide Trail. Go through the gate to the west with the CDT sign. There are a couple pieces of doubletrack--take the one with another CDT sign. As you reach the top of the first climb, look for singletrack to the right with yet another CDT sign heading into the woods. This is where the fun starts. for the next 7 miles, you can have a great time on well-designed, flowy, roller coaster singletrack. You're in dense woods most of the time, so you don't always have CDT-type views, but what's under your knobbies is mostly sweet. As of 2007, much of the trail is new, so there are some soft, sandy, difficult sections, but they should become packed over time, making the whole trail superb.
added by John FischEpic
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (17 total check-ins)
  iamhans   on Jul 27, 2019
  Paddy Stoy   on Sep 9, 2018
  Bryan McConnaha   on Jul 22, 2018
  Paddy Stoy   on Jul 14, 2018
  britt ballinger   on Jun 3, 2018
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Reviews (4)

Bunny Hop

September 25, 2016
Review: Great section, best to shuttle to the top and have someone get you at homestake or blacktail trailhead. there is some decent flow sections, and there are some fun rocks to hop. love the short steep downs and ups that make up lots of the CDT near Butte. highly recommend to cross hwy 2 and go to the beaver pond jct and descend into blacktail trailhead.

Bunny Hop

June 14, 2016
abighoohaw Bunny Hop  
Review: I rode this trail the day after a heavy down pour and the grail was dry. I only rode 3miles due to the number of trees crossing the trail. It is early in the season and this trail does not see the use others in the area get so the first small (50 meters) section that is out of the trees is very faint. I believe once the trees are removed from the trail it will be great! You can also hop on the CDT that will take you to pipestone pass trail head by crossing the road to the East, the sign is off the road about 10 yards in the trees.

Granny Gear

August 23, 2010
c_sobin Granny Gear  
Review: This ride had some good scenery, but was far from a good mountain bike ride. It would be good for a new rider. Meanders through the trees most of the ride. No real climbs and no real like a nice mellow hike, except I was on my bike. I did not think it was worth the drive out there. I would go straight to the top of the pass and hit the Toll TH.

Granny Gear

February 20, 2009
solobob Granny Gear  
Review: This is a fantastic trail, it is the newest addition to the CDT in the Butte area. It is part of the Butte 100 bike race

CDT: Highland MTB Trail 3.75 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.
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