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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • 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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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #90
      State Ranking
      #1
      Trails
      392
      Total Distance
      534 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      233 miles
      Total Descent
      119,818 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,594 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,941 ft
      Reports
      3,928
      Photos
      480
      Ridden Counter
      7,973
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Helena Mountain Bike

      6 |
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 7:26pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      Eddye McClure East, My City
      6 |
      Jun 5, 2018 @ 6:51pm
      Jun 5, 2018
      Mount Helena Ridge Trail - Lower
      41 |
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 7:34pm
      Jul 24, 2017
      Eddye McClure East, My City
      79 |
      May 29, 2017 @ 5:23pm
      May 29, 2017
      Eddye McClure East, Helena
      more photos »

      Videos of Helena Mountain Bike

      Helenduro X Stage 6 Course Preview
      2:34 | 285 | May 21, 2018
      Helenduro X Stage 1 Course Preview
      7:56 | 534 | May 21, 2018
      Helenduro X Stage 5 Course Preview
      6:26 | 307 | May 21, 2018
      Warm up Drop
      0:10 | 22 | Mar 15, 2018
      more videos »

      Helena Mountain Bike Routes

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      Stawberry - Maupin Loop
      11 miles
      Pinecrest
      10 miles
      Casey Peak
      12 miles
      Mount Helena Ridge - Hogsback - Horse
      13 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #757769HubCoffeetrailSwitchback Ridge TrailThis is unrideable due to hundreds of downed...
      Jun 1, 2018 @ 7:49am
      Jun 1, 2018
      user #757769HubCoffeetrailContinental Divide National Scenic Trail 337This is unrideable due to hundreds of downed...
      Jun 1, 2018 @ 7:47am
      Jun 1, 2018
      user #603372evasivereportAftershock TrailThanks for the updates.
      Jan 7, 2018 @ 2:20pm
      Jan 7, 2018
      user #603372evasivereport2006 TrailThanks for the updates.
      Jan 7, 2018 @ 2:19pm
      Jan 7, 2018
      user #603372evasivetrailDazed and ConfusedThis trail sucks for biking. Blind chicanes...
      Dec 21, 2017 @ 11:27am
      Dec 21, 2017
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      user #803538bigskybuckeyeaddreportDiretissima Trail and 3 more
      Jun 20, 2018 @ 4:20pm
      6 mins
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      Jun 20, 2018 @ 3:15pm
      1 hours
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      Jun 20, 2018 @ 12:44pm
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      20 hours
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      • By brenthillier NSMBA Plus & contributors
      • Admins: chuktA, MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, MBG, BikeHelena
      • #3444 - 9,056 views

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