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Level: Advanced
Length: 16 mi (25.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: +503/ -1,519 ft
Total: 25 riders
 

Mountain Biking Line Creek Plateau

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From the trailhead proceed SE for about 1.5 miles through a small canyon. The trail will then turn north and climb up onto Line Creek Plateau for another mile. Once on top the trail heads generally NE and follows the spine of the Plateau. There is not much of a trail up there, just follow the plateau and stay near the crest. Do not be fooled by game or stock trails, just follow the Plateau.

About halfway along the Plateau you begin to turn to the North and will be heading toward prominent Maurice Mtn. Here the Plateau narrows and a single track becomes visible. The trail drops off the Plateau to the left and you lose elevation quickly. Dropping 3500' in 4 miles! This is an amazing downhill and you may need to stop to rest your braking fingers!

Near the bottom you will see the Resort. If you happen to ride on Sunday, take in their Brunch, you will not be disappointed.

The views are incredible in every direction on this ride. Weather moves in fast in the summer and lightning is common. Watch the clouds and be prepared to beeline to safety.

First added by chukt on Jun 14, 2009. Last updated May 6, 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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Getting there
This ride is a Shuttle. Leave one vehicle at the Rock Creek Resort about 5 miles south of Red Lodge on Highway 212. The start of the Line Creek Plateau is near the top of Beartooth Pass continuing south on 212. There is a pullout and parking at the start of the trail about 1/2 mile north of the MT/WY border.
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