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Level: Intermediate
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Lariat
Elevation: +442/ -428 ft
Total: 16 riders

Mountain Biking Phipps Park

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Head left from the parking lot and look for the road that goes to the top of the mesa. It is killer steep and deeply rutted--unrideable for most. Once on top, look for the singletrack that heads to the right. This is the loop around the top of the mesa. There is some sweet singletrack up here. Once on top, most of the ride is pretty easy, but there are a few challenging spots around the loop. Make the loop around the top of the mesa, then test your nerve on how fast you're willing to ride the rutted descent back to the parking lot. Although the singletrack on top is good, the climb to it is brutal, considering how short the overall ride is. This ride is only really worth doing if you've done Zimmerman a zillion times and are looking for something new.

First added by John Fisch on Sep 27, 2008. Last updated Apr 28, 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
Head east out of billings on Rimrock Road. The road will turn north and become Molt Road. Follow Molt Road as it angles back west. After crossing the railroad, look for the parking area on the left.
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  • CFM   ✓ supporter

    We did the lower loop trail. An ok ride through grassland and a few rocky areas. It was a little overgrown but generally a good ride.

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  • rth009

    The directions are wrong. You head west out of Billings on Rimrock Road. Other than that the reviews and description are right on.

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  • hecklermt

    Agree that this is only worth doing if you are sick of riding zimmerman trail in billings. There is also another trail that goes around the bottom of the mesa, when you leave the parking lot, stay left and follow around the bottom. This trail is ok, and you don't have to make that brutal climb.

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