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Blacktail Wild Bill OHV Trail System

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Alt Names Flathead National Forest, Swan Lake Island Unit, Swan Lake Ranger District, Blacktail Mountain Ski Area
Last Known Status Open
DESCRIPTION

Designed mainly for 4x4s, this trail system is open to all OHVs. Obstacles have been added throughout the trail system for ATVs and UTVs with each having a bypass trail for beginner riders. The area offers great mountain views and scenic vistas of the surrounding lakes. Be sure to say thanks to the Skyliners 4WD Club for maintaining these trails.

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LOCATION
Nearest City Lakeside, MT
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From: Lakeside, MT
For The Blacktail Trailhead:
1) Take Blacktail Road west about 12 miles
2) Staging area is on the left.

For The Wild Bill Trailhead:
3) From Hwy 2 turn south on Kila Road, continue 1.8 miles
4) Turn left (south-east) on Smith Lake Road, continue .2 miles
5) Turn right (south) on Browns Mountain Road, continue 1 mile
6) Turn left (south-east) on Truman Creek Road, continue 2.3 miles
7) After pavement ends turn right on Wild Bill Road, continue 2.7 miles
8) Turn left (east) on a seemingly private driveway, continue .1 miles
9) Trailhead is on the right (south).
TYPE OF AREA
Area Trail
Land National Forest
QUALITY
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay 1-2 Days
REGULATIONS
Permit Required Yes Montana OHV Permit
Dates Open Year-Round
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered) Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets Required Youth Only required for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding Unknown
Cross Country Prohibited keep on the trail
Fireworks Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance *Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.
FEES
Parking ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping No ($0.00)
CONTACTS
Contact Info Flathead National Forest - Swan Lake Ranger District
200 Ranger Station Road
Bigfork, MT 59911
(406) 837-7500
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact Info Skyliners 4 Wheel Drive Club
skyliners@skyliners4x4.com
www.skyliners4x4.com
Contact Info Montana OHV Permit Info
stateparks.mt.gov
WEATHER FORECAST
COMMENTS
Blacktail Wild Bill OHV Trail System Photo

Blacktail Wild Bill OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 12/1/2013 (Thanks!)
Blacktail Wild Bill OHV Trail System Photo

Blacktail Wild Bill OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 12/1/2013 (Thanks!)
Blacktail Wild Bill OHV Trail System Photo

Blacktail Wild Bill OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 12/1/2013 (Thanks!)
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TERRAIN
Square Miles 66
Miles Of Trail 23
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 3500 to 6000 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard Pack The trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
Sand This trail has no sandy areas.None
Mud The trail has some mud after it rains.Some
Dust The trail has little dust on typical days.Little
Rocks This trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
Trees The trail has almost all trees.All
Steep Hills This trail has some steep hills.Some
Small Jumps This trail has no small jumps.None
Large Jumps This trail has no large jumps.None
Berms The trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel Pits This national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single Track This national forest has no single track trails.None
Intersections This trail has some intersections.Some
Rider Traffic The national forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has some expert terrain.Some
GPS POINTS

KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles (NE) Kalispell Regional Medical Center (406) 752-5111
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (NE) Exxon (406) 857-2344
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (NE) Exxon (406) 857-2344
Potable Water Water 5-20 Miles (E) Edgewater RV Resort and Motel (406) 844-3644 or (800) 424-3798
RV Hookups RV Hookup 5-20 Miles (E) Edgewater RV Resort and Motel (406) 844-3644 or (800) 424-3798
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 5-20 Miles (E) Edgewater RV Resort and Motel (406) 844-3644 or (800) 424-3798
Primitive Camping Campground 5-20 Miles (N) Lake Mary Ronan State Park (406) 849-5082
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (NE) Exxon (406) 857-2344
Swimming Swim Area 5-20 Miles (E) Somers Beach (406) 756-9091
Body of Water Water Body On Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 5-20 Miles (E) The Docks Lakeside Marina (406) 844-3625

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