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Kirk Hill Trail #428

Intermediate

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3.1 mile 4.9 kilometer point to point
73% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,726' 526 m
Descent: -24' -7 m
High: 7,067' 2,154 m
Low: 5,364' 1,635 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

The trail heads up through Kirk Hill and into Gallatin National Forest.

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The trail builds slowly through some thick wetlands before it powers up the hill with on some switchbacks. After 3/4 of a mile you split away from the Gallatin Valley Trust land and enter Gallatin National Forest. Cruise along some easier, flat forested land, passing Hodgeman Canyon Trail #429 along the way, until you attain a blunt ridge. Eventually you peel away from the ridge and cut across a steep face. The forest opens with some newer growth trees that allows for some good vistas. Soon after, the trail turns to a logging road and in another mile it ends at Forest Service Road 6210.

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The trail carves across the mountain on a bright winter day.
Jan 2, 2019 near Bozeman, MT
The forest opens up for some good views of Leverich Canyon.
Jan 2, 2019 near Bozeman, MT
A large lean-to sits at the trail intersection.
Jan 2, 2019 near Bozeman, MT
Start of the Hodgeman Canyon Trail.
Jan 2, 2019 near Bozeman, MT
Some bit spruce along the trail.
Jan 2, 2019 near Bozeman, MT

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