Original Blacktail OHV Trail

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As the name suggests, Original Blacktail OHV Trail was the first trail used to create artificial challenge features in the Blacktail-Wildbill ORV Trail system. Rollercoaster-like hills and acrobatic bridges along this route will have you feeling more like you are at an amusement park than in a Nati... Read More
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Highlights of Original Blacktail OHV Trail

Forest Category Icon Forest
Rock Category Icon Rock
Snow Wheeling Category Icon Snow Wheeling
Highest Elevation
5641 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
West
Official Trail Name
Original Blacktail
Nearest Town
Lakeside
Nearest Services
Lakeside
Management Agency
Flathead National Forest
District
Swan Lake Ranger District

Overview

As the name suggests, Original Blacktail OHV Trail was the first trail used to create artificial challenge features in the Blacktail-Wildbill ORV Trail system. Rollercoaster-like hills and acrobatic bridges along this route will have you feeling more like you are at an amusement park than in a National Forest. Located near Kalispell, in the Flathead National Forest and designated as a National Recreation Trail in 1979, it was not until the 2000's that members from two local 4-wheel drive clubs were given the "OK" to create numerous artificial challenge features along several forest roads that now make up the three legs of the Blacktail-Wild Bill ORV Trail system. Original Blacktail is the shortest trail in the ORV system, but combining this with all other trails in the area makes for a fantastic multi-day trip where you get to see the northernmost Jeep Badge of Honor (BOH) Trail.

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