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Summit Trail

Average Rating:    (3.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

8 mile 4.5% grade ascent. Well marked, in and out of trees, grinds up to summit of ski area. Also accessible at top via lift for downhillers.
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Latitude
48.483504221417746
Longitude
-114.35789108276367
Trail Directions
Go up to Big Mountain Ski Resort. Trailhead clearly marked, right by Hike/Bike Shop upper parking lot of ski lift area
Trail Length
8 miles out and back
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Whitefish
   


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Review Date
February 1, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by:  ,  Downhiller

Summary:
I go up to this mountain every time I visit family in Whitefish. That is about 5 times a year. I am an advanced level rider and I have to say that every time I go to this Mountain I am impressed. They have an excellent Mtn.-x course and the downhilling kicks ass as well. You can take the lift to the top for $15 or you can ride to the top if you aren't pedalling a 45 lb. dh rig. At the top stop at the bar for a drink then set off down the summit trail. You can take a couple of off the map lines down the trail a little faster that go off to the side of the main trail that have some good 3-7 foot rock drops. Take the right turn back onto the summit trail and the head down to Dave's Dive(short but fast & fun)Once you get back to the lift you can either head back up again or you can head down through the Mtn-x course and down to the skills parks. I give this trail a 4 technical difficulty if you take Dave's Dive.

Recommended Route:
Summit trail to the top or $15 bucks for a quick trip up the lifts.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dave's Dive.



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Review Date
July 6, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Tod , from Bigfork, MT

Summary:
Easy smooth trail, steady climb, nothing too challenging. Several other more difficult trails head off the lower half of Summit. Watch out for the tourists on the rented mountain scooters!

Recommended Route:
Follow Summit Trail up, take some of the other trails on the way down.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dave's Dive, Question Mark



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Review Date
October 31, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Ron Stevens , from Whitefish,Montana

Summary:
I was here when the Big Mountain put in the
summit trail a few years back. They've put
in a few other single track trails and improved
this one. I must say they did a very good job
and once you made it to the top, the views
are incredable. You can see into nearby Glacier
Park, Up north to Canada, South into the Flathead Valley, East into the Great Bear
Wilderness with the Great Northern Mountain
rising to the heavens and west over looking
the Flathead National Forest. Coming down
the trail is the gift you give to yourself for
climbing up the thing. Anyone can do this trail
and if you don't have the legs for climbing you can take the lift for a ($) price to the top
and coast down.

Recommended Route:
Start at the base of Big Mountain and go up.
There is a way of going up starting from the
valley floor and going through Haskill basin
all on fire roads and adding about 8 more miles on your trip. Ask the local bike shop or find
me. I'll ride with you.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
You can ride in this area all day in some



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Review Date
October 31, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Jeff , from Missoula

Summary:
The best part about this trail is the full bar waiting for you at the top (durring the summer months only).

Recommended Route:
A blind man could find his way up this trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Palace, Casey's, The Northern



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Review Date
July 24, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jason Keeling , from Great Falls

Summary:
I was up in this area for a couple of days, and thought I would try this one out. I found it too be very nice sceanery on the way up. And on the way down I was ready to go fast, but as soon as you start getting a grin built up on your mug you have to hit the skids and pull a switch back and it is this way all the way down. I would reccomend this trail for begginers or the person that wants to take in the scenery.

Recommended Route:
Same as above



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