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Mt. Ellis Trail

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


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2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

53%

Runnable

8,316' 2,535 m

High

6,558' 1,999 m

Low

2,026' 618 m

Up

268' 82 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

42%

Max Grade (23°)

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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!

Contacts

Land Manager: Montana State Lands

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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#220

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#8,892

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