1.3 miles
Distance
850 ft
Climb
-44 ft
Descent
00:06:05
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Year-round
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    City of Helena

Prospect Shafts is a fall-line trail on the shoulder of Mount Helena. It is a brutal climb due to the increasing grade and consistently loose substrate of limestone rubble. This also makes it a loose and sketchy downhill. The east-facing aspect, lack of canopy cover, and underlying geology makes this the most reliably dry trail around Helena. You may have to carry your bike to get there, but as long as it's not buried under snow, this trail is dry.

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More Stats for Prospect Shafts Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    806 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,342 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,160 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,354 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,160 ft
  • Grade
    11.862%
  • Grade max
    -42.308%
  • Grade min
    60.178%
  • Distance climb
    5,169 ft
  • Distance down
    400 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,217 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:05
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Status:
on Apr 19, 2016
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Prospect Shafts... Trail Reports

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Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:17am
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Feb 16, 2016 @ 7:27pm
Feb 16, 2016
top half mostly clear, bottom has lots of slush and mud.
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