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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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.
      Region Supporters & Maintainers
      Region Details
      • 75
      • 20
      • 132
      • 190
      • 47
      • 9

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jan 5, 2020

      Horse Stats

      Trails (view details)
      265
      Trails Mountain Bike
      474
      Trails E-Bike
      44
      Trails Hike
      463
      Trails Trail Running
      468
      Trails Horse
      265
      Trails Dirtbike
      52
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      52
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      407
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      50
      Trails Nordic Ski
      429
      Total Distance
      489 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      205 miles
      Total Descent
      102,270 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,381 ft
      Reports
      4,751
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Helena

      9 |
      Dec 15, 2019 @ 6:02pm
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      Dec 15, 2019 @ 6:02pm
      Dec 15, 2019
      101 |
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 7:34pm
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      147 |
      May 29, 2017 @ 5:23pm
      May 29, 2017

      Videos of Helena

      insanely steep
      trail: Steepness
      0:05 | 72 | May 22, 2019
      Elkhorn Mtns Helena
      8:07 | 67 | Oct 4, 2018
      Casey Peak
      5:29 | 48 | Oct 4, 2018
      CDT Centennials part 2
      5:48 | 23 | Oct 1, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Lower TET
      Jan 1, 2020 @ 1:28pm
      Jan 1, 2020
      Snow CoveredewarnerusaMountain Bike Trees down
      Warm Springs to TET Offensive
      Jan 1, 2020 @ 1:28pm
      Jan 1, 2020
      Snow CoveredewarnerusaMountain Bike Trees down
      Warm Springs to TET Offensive
      Jan 1, 2020 @ 1:28pm
      Jan 1, 2020
      Snow CoveredewarnerusaMountain Bike Trees down
      Roger Fuchs Trail
      Dec 13, 2019 @ 11:10am
      Dec 13, 2019
      Snow PackedwyomontMountain Bike
      T.R. Trail
      Dec 13, 2019 @ 11:07am
      Dec 13, 2019
      Snow PackedwyomontMountain Bike
      Rodney Meadow Trail - Davis Side
      Dec 8, 2019 @ 9:01am
      Dec 8, 2019
      Snow PackedwyomontMountain Bike
      Echo Drive Doubletrack
      Nov 18, 2019 @ 3:46pm
      Nov 18, 2019
      DryDtempletonMountain Bike
      Head Lane Access
      Nov 15, 2019 @ 3:37pm
      Nov 15, 2019
      VariableDtempletonMountain Bike
      Strawberry Lookout
      Nov 3, 2019 @ 1:58pm
      Nov 3, 2019
      Snow PackedewarnerusaMountain Bike
      Scratchgravels Singletrack
      Nov 2, 2019 @ 2:42pm
      Nov 2, 2019
      DryDtempletonMountain Bike

      Activity Feed

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      user #1220253wyomontriddentrailLake Way and 7 more
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 3:41pm
      Jan 10, 2020
      user #1220253wyomontriddentrailLake Trail and 16 more
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 3:37pm
      Jan 10, 2020
      user #1220253wyomontupdatetrailCDNST (Switchback Ridge to Hahn Creek Rd.)
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 3:23pm
      Jan 10, 2020
      user #1375695Bryand71wishlisttrailTrout Creek Trail
      Dec 21, 2019 @ 8:31pm
      Dec 21, 2019
      user #705051danforth1wishlisttrailBeartrap Gulch Trail and 1 more
      Dec 21, 2019 @ 8:19pm
      Dec 21, 2019

      Recent Comments

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      user #603372evasivereportSwitchback Ridge TrailPoop. It was WINDY on Saturday.
      Jul 15, 2019 @ 6:38am
      Jul 15, 2019
      user #1544237montanasnowtrailSaddle RoadThis is a great ride.
      Jul 10, 2019 @ 12:18pm
      Jul 10, 2019
      user #1825393BalsamwjreportCDNST (MacDonald Pass to Switchback Ridge)We hiked down switchback and there were two...
      Jul 4, 2019 @ 3:43pm
      Jul 4, 2019
      user #81295qgidleyreportUSFS Road 4119Disregard post. Snow covered not clear.
      May 10, 2019 @ 7:24pm
      May 10, 2019
      user #1220253wyomonttrailStrawberry to MaupinOriginal submission by ewarnerusa.
      Mar 27, 2019 @ 6:22pm
      Mar 27, 2019
      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS Plus & contributors
      • Admins: chuktA, WillieJacobsz, adaptivemike, MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, MBG, BikeHelena, wyomont
      • #3444 - 17,327 views

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