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Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
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Mountain Biking Peterson Creek Trail #293

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#260 of 265 mountain bike trails in Montana
#31,987 in the world

The Peterson Creek Trail #293 is 5.9 miles long and climbs about 1,700 feet. It starts from Forest Service Road # 5398 and ending at the junction with the Alpine Trail #7. The trailhead is accessible from 7/1-11/30, otherwise there is an additional 2 miles that must be walked on a closed road. This trail has great views of the Swan Lake area and the Flathead Valley with partial views of Flathead Lake available within the first 2 miles of the hike from the trailhead. The trail then winds through the forest, an old burn area, sidehills along some steep terrain, and finally goes through a pass near the ridge. The trail is open for the following uses: hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Motorcycle trail riding is only allowed from 7/1-11/30. This trail is closed to 3 or 4 wheeled ATVs and larger OHV vehicles. source: fs.usda.gov

First added by Jeff Barber on Nov 25, 2014. Last updated Apr 27, 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
From Bigfork, go south on Highway 35 for 0.7 miles, then turn left onto Highway 209. Stay on 209 for 4.9 miles and turn left onto Highway 83 for 2.4 miles. Turn left onto road 5398, also called Bear Creek Rd, just past mile marker 85. The trailhead is located at the end of road 5398 approximately 1.9 miles when gated or 3.1 miles between 7/1-11/30.
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