4,963 ft
Distance
316 ft
Climb
-82 ft
Descent
00:15:00
Avg time

Mt Ascension Loop Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    April - November
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2010
  • Land Manager
    City of Helena

The Mount Ascension Loop Trail runs along a densely wooded slope on the north side of Mount Ascension. The trees are tighter here than on any other trail in the South Hills, so watch your bars. After the trail crosses the Mount Ascension Ridge and into a south-facing slope, it opens up considerably and rolls along a more open hillside in lazy switchbacks that climb to the saddle.

The Mount Ascension Loop trail offers an alternative way to the top of Mount Ascension and the Entertainment Trail. it is longer but milder than climbing 2006. It runs from the fourth switchback on the 2006 trail, and rejoins it at the saddle behind Mount Ascension. The Loop Trail also intersects the Eddy McClure Trail just below the saddle.

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More Stats for Mt Ascension Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    234 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,968 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,212 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,977 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,212 ft
  • Grade
    4.723%
  • Grade max
    -36.155%
  • Grade min
    41.217%
  • Distance climb
    2,843 ft
  • Distance down
    1,166 ft
  • Distance flat
    954 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:00
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Status:
on Dec 5, 2016
Snow Covered
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Mt Ascension Loop, Helena

Routes with this trail

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2015 Montana Enduro Series #1: Helenduro race featured
11.1 miles
Eddye McClure Loop
7.5 miles

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