Leverich Canyon Trail Loop
This is an intermediate loop trail in Gallatin National Forest, just south of Bozeman. It is mostly known as a mountain bike trail, but hikers use it as well. Hikers should be discouraged from doing the loop, because the descent is built for mountain bikes, with steep hills and banked corners. Expect to see bikers traveling at a high rate of speed on the descent. If hikers do an out and back, they will meet mountain bikers as they are climbing, where they will be going much slower.
The track shown is from the trailhead parking lot, which is not accessible in the winter. The access to the trailhead parking lot is best with a 4-wheel drive vehicle, as the top part has moguls when it is in bad shape. The parking lot is small. The road along Leverich Creek is private land and parking alongside the road is discouraged.
Best to park at the Kirk Hill Trailhead parking lot on 19th and bike up the road along Leverich Creek.
The climb is entirely rideable, but challenging. Could be wise to take a break at the scenic overlook. Once at the top, prepare for one of the best descents in the area. The trail receives excellent maintenance and is very well designed for mountain biking. Some of the sections are steep and high speed.
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