Skyline National Recreation Trail For Mountain Biking

The 27th most popular mountain bike trail in Montana.

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Between Troy and Libby in the Kootenai National Forest, the Skyline National Recreation Trail (#13) is open to mountain biking and rolls along a series of peaks over 15+ miles in the Purcell Mountains until dropping down to the Yaak River.

The southern trailhead is on FS399 off FS600 near Libby, while the northern trailhead is on the Yaak River along SR508 near FS471 north of Troy.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Libby, turn onto Highway 37 and turn left onto River Road. Drive about 4 miles, turning right onto Quartz Creek Road 600, Drive 5 miles and just after crossing Quartz Creek bridge, take the right fork onto Ransome Creek 4654. After 7 miles, turn onto the C Spur of Road 4654. Follow for approximately .5 mile.

Overall, Skyline National Recreation Trail is the 27th most popular mountain bike trail of all 32 mountain biking rides in Montana. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Skyline National Recreation Trail including Pete Creek Trail System and Keeler-Rattle Trail System.


Local Contact(s):  Kootenai National Forest (406) 293-7741; Libby Vistors (406) 293-4167; Regional Visitors (800) 338-5072; Montana Visitors (800) 847-4868.

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Yaak Falls CG

Luxury Loding:  Yaak River Lodge, Troy (800) 676-5670

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  7/15/2016

ID:  6241


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