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      The North Elkhorns (aka Strawberry Butte) riding area includes Helena-area favorites such as Pinecrest. Much of the lower area is on private land, while the higher portions are USFS. USFS system trails are identified by their inventory number.

      The majority of the trails in the lower area are unsanctioned, non-system trails shown for informational purposes. Accordingly, their future is uncertain and trail clearing and maintenance is not legal. USFS planning efforts may result in adoption of some existing routes; however this cannot be guaranteed.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: Montana City, Strawberry Butte, McClellan
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      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 10
      • 29
      • 25
      • 8
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of May 5, 2024

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      73
      Trails Mountain Bike
      73
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Horse
      69
      Trails Hike
      72
      Trails Trail Running
      71
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      6
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      6
      Trails Snowshoe
      59
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      4
      Trails Nordic Ski
      58
      Total Distance
      99 miles
      Total Descent
      16,106 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,552 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,514 ft
      Reports
      387
      Photos
      142
      Ridden Counter
      1,288

      Photos of North Elkhorns Mountain Bike

      30 |
      Sep 23, 2023 @ 6:48pm
      Sep 23, 2023
      trail: 4007
      43 |
      Jun 18, 2023 @ 12:54pm
      Jun 18, 2023
      66 |
      May 29, 2023 @ 1:06pm
      May 29, 2023
      39 |
      Jun 30, 2022 @ 7:02pm
      Jun 30, 2022
      44 |
      Jun 30, 2022 @ 7:02pm
      Jun 30, 2022
      50 |
      Jun 30, 2022 @ 7:02pm
      Jun 30, 2022
      35 |
      Jun 30, 2022 @ 7:01pm
      Jun 30, 2022
      28 |
      Jun 30, 2022 @ 7:01pm
      Jun 30, 2022

      Videos of North Elkhorns Mountain Bike

      Elkhorn Mtns Helena
      8:07 | 160 | Oct 4, 2018
      Casey Peak
      5:29 | 212 | Oct 4, 2018
      Casey Peak + Meadow
      4:59 | 342 | Jul 28, 2021 , Helena
      Strawberry DH before the snow HD2
      0:59 | 1096 | Oct 17, 2016 , Helena

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      North Fork Strawberry
      May 5, 2024 @ 12:47pm
      May 5, 2024
      DryHaab portion from Pinecrest Road is...sstory
      South Fork Strawberry
      Jul 25, 2023 @ 5:30pm
      Jul 25, 2023
      DryRemoved big tree from upper part of the...chance-3 GFMTB
      Middle Earth
      Jul 16, 2023 @ 12:09pm
      Jul 16, 2023
      IdealTrail is completely overgrown in many...elwaxoro
      McClellan Creek Trail - TH to Willard Jct
      Jun 28, 2023 @ 12:38pm
      Jun 28, 2023
      DryDue to tree thinning, lack of water bars,...wyomont
      McClellan Creek Trail
      Jun 28, 2023 @ 11:15am
      Jun 28, 2023
      Idealtrail is clear top to bottompcullen
      South Fork Strawberry (Haab)
      May 5, 2023 @ 10:00pm
      May 5, 2023
      Unknowntrailforks Trailforks
      Shingle Creek
      May 4, 2023 @ 10:35am
      May 4, 2023
      VariableTwo large trees across tail between top...wyomont
      Bitterroot Ln
      May 4, 2023 @ 10:33am
      May 4, 2023
      DryCurrently blocked.wyomont
      Maupin / McClellan Divide
      Jul 30, 2022 @ 2:31pm
      Jul 30, 2022
      Drypeteut
      Willard Creek Trail
      Jul 19, 2022 @ 5:14pm
      Jul 19, 2022
      IdealRode this one again today. Very pretty...blarfnort

      Activity Feed

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      Kylhansonriddentrailactivity #53874081 and 1 more
      Jun 9, 2024 @ 6:52pm
      Jun 9, 2024
      Iandunwheriddentrailactivity #53171907
      May 26, 2024 @ 6:59am
      May 26, 2024
      eenglebertwishlisttrailactivity #53133743
      May 25, 2024 @ 3:27pm
      May 25, 2024
      TkV9HVfkwishlistrouteactivity #53046056
      May 23, 2024 @ 4:45pm
      May 23, 2024
      jfennel1riddentrailactivity #52840794
      May 19, 2024 @ 2:50pm
      May 19, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      wyomonttrailStrawberry to MaupinLower end of this trail is steep and the...
      Oct 14, 2023 @ 5:06pm
      Oct 14, 2023
      wyomontreportMaupin to Willard:D
      Jul 19, 2022 @ 5:23pm
      Jul 19, 2022
      blarfnorttrailShingle CreekThis trail apparently sees so little use that...
      Jun 25, 2022 @ 8:39pm
      Jun 25, 2022
      blarfnorttrailSouth Fork Strawberry (Haab)I tried to ride this trail today. There are...
      Jun 18, 2022 @ 9:45am
      Jun 18, 2022
      evasivetrailSouth Fork Strawberry (Haab)This portion of the trail that crosses the...
      Mar 23, 2022 @ 9:03am
      Mar 23, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Clancy OHV Area 114.5 km
      Mountain View Meadows7.8 km
      Lake View 28.2 km
      The Grove8.8 km
      South Hills 59 80 20 49.3 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike7399 miles16,106 ft38 miles4,551 ft
      #6,225#2,694141387111,091
      E-Bike26 miles72 ft2,569 ft1,512 ft
      32111
      Horse6996 miles15,305 ft36 miles4,551 ft
      #391#296325
      Hike7298 miles15,932 ft37 miles4,551 ft
      #5,275#2,530383378
      Trail Running7198 miles15,932 ft37 miles4,551 ft
      #5,295#2,53713832
      Dirtbike/Moto628 miles1,804 ft7 miles1,693 ft
      #5032732
      ATV/ORV/OHV628 miles1,804 ft7 miles1,693 ft
      #414273
      Snowshoe5994 miles15,381 ft35 miles4,551 ft
      #280#169535
      Backcountry Ski410 miles3,110 ft4 miles3,412 ft
      #35#2052
      Nordic Ski5894 miles15,007 ft35 miles4,551 ft
      #152#103533
      • By evasive MBG & contributors
      • Admins: MBG, BikeHelena, wyomont
      • #14016 - 6,942 views

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