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Mt. Ellis Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.5 mile 4.0 kilometer point to point
53% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,026' 618 m
Descent: -268' -82 m
High: 8,316' 2,535 m
Low: 6,558' 1,999 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 17% (10°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)

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Trail shared by valleytrash

A fun ridge trail with unique views of the Gallatin Valley from the South.

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Runner Notes

A steep incline and few switchbacks make this a steep and sometimes slippery ascent.

Description

The singletrack begins at a cairn on the right side of the old logging road and starts up towards Little Ellis. Follow the steep fall-line trail to the first prominence (Little Ellis), then continue South on the ridge to gain the Mt. Ellis summit. This route provides a unique view of the Gallatin Valley from the South.

There is quite a bit of climbing while on this trail, so be prepared for a strenuous day. With very few switchbacks, the grade can be quite steep, and almost scrambly in some places. Use caution!

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Land Manager: Montana State Lands

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