1.6 miles
Distance
76 ft
Climb
-324 ft
Descent
00:09:28
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    April - November
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • Global Ranking
    #9056
  • Land Manager
    USFS

The Mount Helena Ridge Trail is the centerpiece of Helena's South Hills trail network. It runs for nearly six miles from the community of Park City to the Mount Helena City Park. It offers great views of the Helena Valley in either direction. The Ridge Trail also provides access to two popular downhills: Emmett's Trail and Show-Me-The-Horse Trail.

The trail starts with a climb of approximately 600' in 1.5 miles from the trailhead parking lot. This is the rockiest part of the trail, and the part that beginners or less-skilled intermediate riders will find challenging. From the top of the ridge, the trail tread is much smoother, and there is very little climbing ahead. The trail drops into a saddle via a series of switchbacks, and has a short, loose climb out of the saddle. From here, the trail is more open and follows the ridgeline. This is a great trail for all abilities, although advanced riders will prefer to exit onto one of the two downhills mentioned above.

The lower Mount Helena Ridge Trail runs from Show-Me-The-Horse to Diretissema/McKelvey Trails.

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More Stats for Mount Helena Ridge Trail - Lower mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -248 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,006 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude start
    5,276 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,029 ft
  • Grade
    -2.992%
  • Grade max
    -19.27%
  • Grade min
    20.415%
  • Distance climb
    2,237 ft
  • Distance down
    1.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    13 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:28
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on Dec 5, 2016
Snow Covered
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Mount Helena... Trail Reports

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Dec 5, 2016 @ 12:00pm
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Routes with this trail

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