Ballardini Ranch Figure 8 Trail
ElevationAscent: 227' 69 m
Descent: -233' -71 m
High: 5,050' 1,539 m
Low: 4,833' 1,473 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“A double loop trail through Ballardini Ranch.”— Lolo Mountain
Stay left to traverse west across the ridge, with a small willow-filled creek below on your left. You'll cross the creek and continue up the ridge. When you meet the dirt road, cross the road and continue straight along the trail down towards a shallow ravine. You'll pass under several large cottonwood trees and a small creek on your left.
Shortly after you start heading back up the ravine, you'll hit a split in the trail; to continue on the "figure eight" stay right and travel up a switchback until you get back up to the dirt road.
Cross the road again to stay on the trail, and you'll cross a short bridge and then run up some more switchbacks to the top of the ridge. You'll pass the short Lookout Loop on the right before heading back down towards the original split in the trail. To finish the "figure eight" stay left and loop around the bottom of the field until you end up back at the parking lot where you started.
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