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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 popular shared-use 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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      Region Details
      • 84
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      • 173
      • 186
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      • 9

      Region Status
      Open as of 3 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      546
      Trails Mountain Bike
      526
      Trails E-Bike
      60
      Trails Horse
      320
      Trails Hike
      521
      Trails Trail Running
      514
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      71
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      65
      Trails Snowmobile
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      424
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      32
      Trails Nordic Ski
      420
      Total Distance
      793 miles
      Total Descent
      127,196 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,352 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,936 ft
      Reports
      14,690
      Photos
      1,393
      Ridden Counter
      52,112

      Outside Logo Articles

      2023-Helenduro Photo Album
      Aug 17, 2023 from pinkbike.com
      The World's biggest biking photo gallery of photos like, crashes, north shore. 2023-Helenduro
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Helena Mountain Bike

      85 |
      Sep 24, 2021 @ 1:58pm
      Sep 24, 2021
      114 |
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 4:35pm
      Jun 19, 2021
      113 |
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 4:35pm
      Jun 19, 2021
      82 |
      Dec 10, 2020 @ 4:25pm
      Dec 10, 2020
      57 |
      Dec 10, 2020 @ 4:20pm
      Dec 10, 2020
      245 |
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 7:34pm
      Jul 24, 2017
      297 |
      May 29, 2017 @ 5:23pm
      May 29, 2017
      354 |
      Oct 26, 2014 @ 2:49pm
      Oct 26, 2014

      Videos of Helena Mountain Bike

      Into the bushes and flat on a berm
      81 | Oct 9, 2022
      Helena Ridge First Drop Attempt
      234 | May 20, 2022
      Helena Ridge First Drop Attempt
      | May 15, 2022
      Singletrack in Montana's Capital
      1:00 | 332 | May 14, 2020
      Elkhorn Mtns Helena
      8:07 | 160 | Oct 4, 2018
      Casey Peak
      5:29 | 212 | Oct 4, 2018
      CDT Centennials part 2
      5:48 | 64 | Oct 1, 2018
      CDT Centennials
      7:20 | 68 | Oct 1, 2018

      Current Trail Warnings

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      CDNST (Switchback Ridge to Hahn Creek Rd.)
      Jun 5, 2024 @ 8:55pm
      Jun 5, 2024
      VariableDanishHeatWet and swampy in a few places, major...
      Switchback Ridge Trail
      Jun 5, 2024 @ 8:54pm
      Jun 5, 2024
      DryDanishHeatStill lots of trees down but the MCC crew...
      Trout Creek Trail
      May 28, 2024 @ 5:26am
      May 28, 2024
      Variablebeaverbanker Nearly impassable on upper half of trail....

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Beartrap Gulch Trail
      Jun 9, 2024 @ 7:48pm
      Jun 9, 2024
      DryHike Only tree left is at the very top on a...Jjacks
      Moose Ridge Trail
      Jun 9, 2024 @ 6:36pm
      Jun 9, 2024
      Dry4 downed trees across the trail 8-12”...logantk
      Colorado Mountain Trail
      Jun 9, 2024 @ 6:33pm
      Jun 9, 2024
      Dry12 or so downed trees primarily in the...logantk
      Spring Gulch
      Jun 9, 2024 @ 5:12pm
      Jun 9, 2024
      Wetwest side pretty muddy.stpinetree
      Black Hall Meadows Trail
      Jun 8, 2024 @ 5:26am
      Jun 8, 2024
      VariableJust a few trees down on the uppermost...phess907
      Acropolis Crest Lower Connector
      Jun 1, 2024 @ 4:25am
      Jun 1, 2024
      Dry evasive MBG
      Acropolis Crest Trail
      Jun 1, 2024 @ 4:25am
      Jun 1, 2024
      Dry evasive MBG
      Waterline (closed)
      Jun 1, 2024 @ 4:25am
      Jun 1, 2024
      Dry evasive MBG
      Waterline Trail
      Jun 1, 2024 @ 4:25am
      Jun 1, 2024
      Dry evasive MBG
      Waterline Extension
      Jun 1, 2024 @ 4:25am
      Jun 1, 2024
      Dry evasive MBG

      Activity Feed

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      433Busterwishlistrouteactivity #54094550
      Jun 13, 2024 @ 6:07pm
      10 hours
      MJunkwishlistregionactivity #54066339
      Jun 13, 2024 @ 7:23am
      21 hours
      evasiveupdateeventactivity #53991429
      Jun 11, 2024 @ 4:03pm
      3 days
      justinT4K0zHrsvpeventactivity #53939942
      Jun 10, 2024 @ 8:57pm
      Jun 10, 2024
      NickQKrERrrsvpeventactivity #53917317
      Jun 10, 2024 @ 12:22pm
      Jun 10, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      beaverbankerreportBeartrap Gulch TrailHero*
      May 27, 2024 @ 2:18pm
      May 27, 2024
      NLUi1TtrailMini Ridge TrailSick
      May 21, 2024 @ 2:32pm
      May 21, 2024
      masonskistrailSawmill GulchExcellent high speed descent with some natural...
      Apr 12, 2024 @ 4:06pm
      Apr 12, 2024
      masonskistrailCentennial GulchTrail is mostly pretty boring and flat, the...
      Apr 12, 2024 @ 4:04pm
      Apr 12, 2024
      chance-3trailProspect Shafts TrailReally enjoyed going down this one. Lots of...
      Oct 15, 2023 @ 8:51pm
      Oct 15, 2023

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike526762 miles125,026 ft296 miles5,351 ft
      #160#731,34714,6586835,513
      E-Bike60216 miles19,203 ft64 miles4,216 ft
      #2,698#48813,647145
      Horse320596 miles92,264 ft221 miles5,351 ft
      #21#1611,6752
      Hike521758 miles124,052 ft294 miles5,351 ft
      #113#613314,61545,046
      Trail Running514747 miles123,632 ft292 miles5,344 ft
      #114#61614,61161,217
      Dirtbike/Moto71303 miles25,072 ft88 miles4,216 ft
      #196#12011,38016
      ATV/ORV/OHV65280 miles22,398 ft81 miles4,216 ft
      #117#63511,37217
      Snowmobile26 miles197 ft1 mile879 ft
      #7336,4861
      Snowshoe424551 miles101,506 ft230 miles5,344 ft
      #7#37,291165
      Backcountry Ski32121 miles26,788 ft50 miles4,957 ft
      #53#2416,568163
      Nordic Ski420548 miles100,535 ft230 miles5,344 ft
      #2#27,3002574
      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: MBG, BikeHelena, wyomont, SWMMBA_Full, HCC
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