If you like descents, then this trail is for you! 5.25 miles of steep climbing but around 20 minutes of descending makes it well worth the effort - possibly the longest decent in the Flathead Valley. Now if you are able, this trail can be shuttled. Just drive all the way to the top of Blacktail Road and the trail head is located by the big white globe - you can't miss it. The Lakeside to Blacktail trail, according to the National Forest map, ends or starts, depending on your direction, at the Foys to Blacktail junction, which is around 3.70 miles. If you continue on, the top is about 1.5 more miles of very steep climbing. The trail is marked with signs at junctions and road crossings.