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blue Kirk Hill Trail #428

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3.1 mile 4.9 kilometer point to point
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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in Kirk Hill

#211

in Montana

#9,314

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