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North Shore Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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12.1 mile 19.4 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 835' 255 m
Descent: -1,087' -331 m
High: 3,330' 1,015 m
Low: 2,903' 885 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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The North Shore Trail offers varied, continuous singletrack from end to end.

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Closed after wet weather due to gumbo clay soils.

Description

From the Rainbow Dam Trailhead, follow the well-signed trail down the Missouri River along the bluffs and canyons above Cochrane, Ryan, and Morony Dam Reservoirs. The gravel surface road along half the route is also available a an easier choice.

This trail cam be done as a shuttle.

Most of these trails were hand built by Great Falls bicyclists, for bicyclists, but they're open to foot traffic. Lots of ups, downs, twists and turns keep the trail challenging and interesting.

Basically continuous overlooks of the dams, cliffs, great falls, and reservoirs along the way.

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in Great Falls

#209

in Montana

#9,559

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Oct 9, 2017 near Malmstr…, MT

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