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Leverich Canyon Trail
Biking - moderate

You might think of this as the town drag strip. Leverich is not long, and it's built for speed (particularly the downhill). In 2011, the Gallatin Valley’s Bicycle Club’s mountain biking arm, called The Dirt Concern, got cozy with the Forest Service and sketched out some alterations to an existing trail south of town. The climb was altered to include rideable, south-facing switchbacks through widely spaced spruce. Conditioned intermediates can clean it, but it’ll bring most riders to a lather. The improvements on the DH built up new berms, better drainage, and a few small airs were added to an incline that is perfect for stretching your velocity comfort zone.


If you’re looking to... ditch the soul-sucking car, Leverich is just a few miles south of Bozeman. Leave the wheels in town, get on South Willson, and just keep going.

Distance:  Approx. 5 miles roundtrip

Elevation Gain:  1,200 feet

Season:  Mid-May through October

Trails used:  #435

Map of trailhead:

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Notes:

Link here for the Magpie's original feature, "The Bike Mechanic's Guide to Bozeman's Trails."

 
FLOYDMT
Date: 29-Jul-2013 Time: 0:00
FOUND: a tire pump on the trail. Call and describe it. 585-9502

MGSMONTANA
Date: 01-Jul-2013 Time: 0:00
Rode Leverich Canyon today..trail is in great condition and stays fairly cool with elevation and shade. However, wanted to put a heads up out there that a black bear cub and mother near by were spotted close to the TH by another rider. Be cautious and bring your bear spray when riding!

DAS KIND
Date: 12-May-2013 Time: 15:00
Got pressed into a late afternoon following an active weekend. Flailed on the climb, to the point that hikers were mocking me. Pretty crowded up there and—since I helped do the work I can complain—the descent was LUMPY. Still, I'm pretty glad I went, ought sleep like the dead tonight.

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