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Scratch Gravel Hills - Echo Lane Loop

 
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5.3 Miles 8.6 Kilometers

 

96% 

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Singletrack

546' 166 m

Ascent

-548' -167 m

Descent

4,609' 1,405 m

High

4,255' 1,297 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

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A nice 5 mile loop with great views that is usually one of the first to dry off in the spring

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Overview

The area is closed to motorized vehicles year-round.
Features: Birding — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife

Runner Notes

Nice mix of double and single track with some rocks and sand thrown in.

Description

This route is done clockwise. Start at the Echo Lane Parking Lot, cross road and head up the hill on doubletrack. From there the route follows the doubletrack road. After descending, you'll encounter another cairn indicating a right turn onto the doubletrack that heads up a very steep hill!

Stop and check out the amazing views of Big Sky Country at the top of the hill, then descend down slightly rocky singletrack. There are a couple of tight turns on this descent, but it's fairly short. After the descent you'll turn left onto doubletrack again. The route is flat for a bit, then there is a wide, but sandy descent, and another cairn indicating it's time to turn right and head uphill again. Keep following the doubletrack until you see a cairn on the left side of the trail. This indicates you should make a left turn onto the singletrack. Follow the rolling (fun!) singletrack until it meets a doubletrack road once again at the top of a small hill. A cairn here indicates that you should turn right and head downhill. You'll now be heading back toward the parking lot. One last cairn is located at a fork in the doubletrack trail. Turn left at that intersection and you'll soon be back where you started.

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Land Manager: BLM Montana/Dakotas

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