ElevationAscent: 283' 86 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 3,627' 1,105 m
Low: 3,344' 1,019 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
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“An easy singletrack climb, this is the ideal warm-up run before the more difficult climbs in Herron.”— matt hoyne
After 200m, there is a hard left-hand switch to continue the Family Trail. You could continue straight on a small connector back to Plum Creek Road and Notch Trail which allows some good opportunity to bail if you have weaker runners or small kids and still enjoy a nice descent to the parking lot.
After making the left turn, the trail gets a little steeper in spots but is mostly an easy haul. Half the way up there is another intersection with the Direct Route, so keep a look out for other trail users crossing your path. After another few hundred meters you'll make the final right-hand turn and scuttle up the remaining singletrack. The trail will spit you out on the Plum Creek Road directly in front of a map kiosk and the intersection of several other trails for your enjoyment.
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Land Manager: USFS - Flathead National Forest Office