Homestake To Pipestone Pass
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +540/ -499 ft
Total: 24 riders
Mountain Biking Homestake To Pipestone Pass
#9 of 265 mountain bike trails in Montana
Buttery smooth singletrack with really fun rock features throughout, in a cool bouldery landscape. The trail is ~75% climbing for about 5 miles to the top, where there's a nice view of Butte. Climbs on the way out are intermediate-friendly but a decent workout. From the top, the trail drops down to Pipestone pass, merging with the Beaver Pond trail connector on the way and spitting you out on highway 2 just south of Pipestone pass (not to be confused with the Pipestone BLM trail area to the east). You can ride the whole thing as an out-and-back (19.5 miles) or turn around at the top for a 10 mile ride that's a lot of fun. The climb back up from the Pipestone pass side is pretty stout, so pack a lunch.
First added by garbageplate on Nov 8, 2010. Last updated May 8, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
- Drinking water: unknown
- Lift service: unknown
- Night riding: unknown
- Pump track: unknown
- Restrooms: unknown
- Fat bike grooming: unknown
- E-bikes allowed: unknown
- Fee required: unknown
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From the east, take I-90 to the Homestake Pass exit (#233). Turn right to go
across the interstate overpass (trail is on the south side of 90) and continue
straight into parking area surrounded by a steep, rocky hillside on the left. Trail
starts at the entrance to the parking lot, on the left as you enter. It is well signed.