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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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.
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      Caution on Aug 12, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #86
      State Ranking
      #1
      Trails
      403
      Total Distance
      542 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      236 miles
      Total Descent
      120,892 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,594 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,941 ft
      Reports
      4,081
      Photos
      491
      Ridden Counter
      9,486
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Helena Mountain Bike

      trail: Trail 302
      9 |
      Aug 7, 2018 @ 6:52am
      Aug 7, 2018
      | 1 comments Trail 302, Helena
      6 |
      Jul 22, 2018 @ 6:32am
      Jul 22, 2018
      Larabee Gulch Trail, My City
      45 |
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 7:34pm
      Jul 24, 2017
      Eddye McClure East, My City
      83 |
      May 29, 2017 @ 5:23pm
      May 29, 2017
      Eddye McClure East, Helena
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      Videos of Helena Mountain Bike

      Helenduro X Stage 6 Course Preview
      2:34 | 289 | May 21, 2018
      Helenduro X Stage 1 Course Preview
      7:56 | 549 | May 21, 2018
      Helenduro X Stage 5 Course Preview
      6:26 | 311 | May 21, 2018
      Warm up Drop
      0:10 | 23 | Mar 15, 2018
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      Helena Mountain Bike Routes

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      Stawberry - Maupin Loop
      11 miles
      Mount Helena Ridge - Hogsback - Horse
      13 miles
      Mount Ascension to Top of the World
      11 miles
      Maupin - McClellan Divide
      11 miles

      Recent Comments

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      • By brenthillier NSMBA Plus & contributors
      • Admins: chuktA, MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, MBG, BikeHelena
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