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    CDT at Homestake- out and back to the north or south??

    I am traveling through Butte in Late April and want an easy out and back ride (1.5-2 hours).

    Homestake looks super convenient. What direction is better as far as trail and scenery?

    Hoping the snow will stay away and it will be ridable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach529 View Post
    I am traveling through Butte in Late April and want an easy out and back ride (1.5-2 hours).

    Homestake looks super convenient. What direction is better as far as trail and scenery?

    Hoping the snow will stay away and it will be ridable.
    I usually ride the N Side as out and back and the S Side as lolly-pop by linking Beaver Ponds in...

    North side starts with climbing, South side has a fairly flat portion to "warm up" before you get to the meat of the climb.

    I think the North side singletrack is better (more fun) overall, but I tend to ride the S Side more often.

    I'm out of town but I gather a warm spell is hitting soon, but that doesn't mean anything re: late April snowcover so I'd check back in to make sure it's riding then.

    If not, and you still want to squeeze a ride in, L&C Caverns is usually okay by that time of year...

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    I highly doubt we will be riding this by April this year. Much more snow than past two years and I don't think it's gonna be melted out by then. Helena trails will be rideable before Homestake and they are pretty close.

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    Thanks for the info guys. I will have to keep tabs on it. I am in the process of moving from North Dakota to Post Falls Idaho, so will be making about a trip a month through June. Plenty of opportunities to stop and ride.

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    clark fork river trail out of st regis might be doable then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim208 View Post
    clark fork river trail out of st regis might be doable then.
    Thanks I will check that out!!

    Nice thing is there are a ton of options!!

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