|16 Miles||Out & Back System||8.4 Total Climbing Miles||1,457' Max||5.0% Avg Grade|
|42 Climb Index||100% Singletrack||5.8 Total Descending Miles||797' Min||31.3% Max Grade|
Overview: The write up below was written before the flood that devastated this area back in 2010. I rode Little Mo the Monday before the flood, some of the pictures and videos are from that Monday. I have not been back to Little Mo since that Monday but I have been told that the trail is back in shape. Just remember the 18 souls who lost their lives in this flood while you are riding this trail.
Starting from the Little Missouri Falls trailhead take the bridge over the river and head up the some what paved trail. It is at this point that you will get some great views of the Little Missouri river and the falls as well as some really cool looking rock formations. Continue on down the trail and it will eventually turn into some singletrack. The trail will do some climbing and descending along this section as well as a little ridge ridging. You will eventually come to a section where you are going to have to wade across the Little Mo at this point and not just once but twice. If the area has gotten a lot of rain recently then I suggest you turn around and not attempt the crossing. Once across the trail will level out for awhile and is pretty gentle as it runs through the flood plains of the Little Mo. You will have some climbing to do which is probably the biggest climb out there, but don't fret its not to bad or real long. Once on the top the trail will once again level out a bit with the occasional climb and descent routine. You will eventually come to the old Albert Pike Recreation area. Continue on through the recreation area following the dirt road until you come to a trail darting off to your left this will take you to the southern most trailhead of the Little Missouri.
Recommended Route: We normally start at the Little Missouri Falls trailhead and ride south to Albert Pike and then turn around and head back. I want to say this about 10 miles one-way.
Rating: I would suggest this trail for intermediates and advanced riders. Advanced beginners will probably do alright out here as well. This is not a trail for a novice rider. The climbs are not too bad. There are technical areas that require good bike skills but all these places can be walked. There are no bail outs.
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