Wild Bill Saddle

Total Miles
2.7

Elevation

1,503.70 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer

Trail Overview

This nice out-and-back trail heads from the main Wild Bill OHV staging area and pit toilets up the hill to the Wild Bill Saddle. Sections of the forest through here are dense, while others are partially cleared. The cleared areas make for really nice expansive views as you climb to the saddle. The trail is in good graded shape with occasional water-diverting dips. It is a narrow trail without many pullouts should you encounter oncoming traffic. There are a few older routes that lead to barricades. Some may be suitable for an overnight camping spot in a pinch. As you ascend further up the mountain, a bar of Verizon LTE fades in and out, and there's nothing from T-Mobile. The trail ends at a good-sized pullout and a locked gate. To get to the saddle, one must continue on foot. There is plenty of parking; one could call it camp for the night, but do not block the gate.

Difficulty

This is a narrow trail with few pullouts for oncoming traffic. There is no winter maintenance. The summer and fall months can be dry; expect dusty terrain conditions.

History

The Blacktail Wild Bill OHV trail was designated a National OHV trail in 1979. Over the years, two local clubs (Skyliners and Big Sky 4 Wheelers) have maintained the trail and built challenging features. The clubs have work weekends where they clean trash and do maintenance on the trail. In 2018 and 2019 Big Sky 4 Wheelers worked with the forest service to build and install kiosks on the trail to identify trail routes.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

Use the Wild Bill OHV Trailhead trail to get to the start of this trail.

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