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      Helena is Montana's capital city, and has a legitimate claim to being its mountain bike capital as well. In addition to the South Hills bordering the southern downtown and residential neighborhoods, there are several distinct riding areas within a 30-minute drive.

      There is a wide range of terrain, trail character, and experience across the Helena area. The South Hills are a heavily-used multiuser trail network with primarily non-technical trails. The Continental Divide Trail on MacDonald Pass has very technical rock gardens. The Elkhorn range offers primitive backcountry rides.

      Camping is limited close to Helena, but there are numerous developed campsites on BLM and USFS lands farther out.

      Photos of Helena Mountain Bike

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      May 2, 2017 @ 6:38am
      May 2, 2017
      Mount Helena Ridge Trail - Lower
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      May 2, 2017 @ 6:37am
      May 2, 2017
      Mount Helena Ridge Trail - Lower
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      May 2, 2017 @ 6:37am
      May 2, 2017
      Show-Me-The-Horse Trail
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      May 2, 2017 @ 6:37am
      May 2, 2017
      Emmett's Trail, Driggs
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      Videos of Helena Mountain Bike

      Helenduro Stage 3 Course Preview
      5:41 | 304 | May 12, 2017
      Helenduro Stage 2 Course Preview
      6:31 | 515 | May 12, 2017
      [ On My Way Series ] - EPISODE 01 - From the...
      0:29 | 15 | Aug 2, 2016
      Stage 4 Helenduro
      2:54 | 411 | May 17, 2016
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      Helena Mountain Bike Routes

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      2015 Montana Enduro Series #1: Helenduro race featured
      11.1 miles
      Mount Helena Ridge to Show-Me-the-Horse
      5.6 miles
      Montana Enduro Series: Helenduro 2016 race
      13.9 miles
      Helenduro 2017 race
      18.9 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1304100zinexotrailDazed and ConfusedI don't like this trail, and I even built part...
      May 10, 2017 @ 7:22pm
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      user #1304100zinexotrailStairway To Heaven Trail - UpperThis is one of the most beautiful ridges in...
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      user #1027077lyophilizationtrailPrairie TrailCall me a sally, but I hate this trail. The...
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      user #1027077lyophilizationtrailWaterline TrailI took this as a easy way back to the car...
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      Apr 17, 2017
      user #1027077lyophilizationtrailEvan's TrailI rode this from the ridge down the south/east...
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1229472cm045addridelogMay 21, 2017 ride log
      May 21, 2017 @ 9:30pm
      17 hours
      user #603372evasiveaddreportProspector Gulch Road and 4 more
      May 21, 2017 @ 8:44pm
      18 hours
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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Vigilante Bike Parkskill parkHelena
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      Nearby Riding Areas

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      Priest Area7.1 km
      Scratchgravel Hills 22 3 18.7 km
      North Elkhorns 6 21 39.3 km
      McMaster Hills 15 415 km
      Spokane Hills South 817.6 km

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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      315
      Total Distance
      457.9 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      197.7 miles
      Total Descent
      19.4 miles
      Highest Trailhead
      1.6 miles
      Total Vertical
      4,941 ft
      Reports
      2,367
      Photos
      510
      Ridden Counter
      4,171
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