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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
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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
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  • < 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
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
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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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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: All-Mountain & Downhill
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: Montana City, Strawberry Butte, McClellan
      Parking google parking directions
      Region Supporters & Maintainers
      Region Details
      • 10
      • 26
      • 21
      • 8
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 12, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      66
      Trails Mountain Bike
      66
      Trails Hike
      66
      Trails Trail Running
      66
      Trails Horse
      64
      Trails Dirtbike
      7
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      7
      Trails Snowshoe
      55
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      4
      Trails Nordic Ski
      55
      Total Distance
      95 miles
      Total Descent
      17,371 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,552 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,514 ft
      Reports
      381
      Photos
      113
      Ridden Counter
      655

      Photos of North Elkhorns Mountain Bike

      trail: Shingle Creek
      3 |
      Sep 24, 2020 @ 11:34am
      Sep 24, 2020
      trail: Shingle Creek
      1 |
      Sep 24, 2020 @ 11:34am
      Sep 24, 2020
      3 |
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 2:53pm
      Sep 20, 2020
      3 |
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 2:53pm
      Sep 20, 2020

      Videos of North Elkhorns Mountain Bike

      Elkhorn Mtns Helena
      8:07 | 98 | Oct 4, 2018
      Casey Peak
      5:29 | 118 | Oct 4, 2018
      Strawberry DH before the snow HD2
      0:59 | 748 | Oct 17, 2016 , Helena

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Shingle Creek
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 9:41am
      Oct 12, 2020
      Idealewarnerusa
      Middle Earth
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 9:41am
      Oct 12, 2020
      Idealewarnerusa
      South Fork Strawberry
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 7:25am
      Oct 8, 2020
      Drybikeskimt3 trees down on trail. 2 on upper...
      Willard Creek Trail
      Sep 28, 2020 @ 8:53am
      Sep 28, 2020
      DryJradley MBG Low tree at the start of the trail,...
      Mill to Maupin
      Sep 10, 2020 @ 2:12pm
      Sep 10, 2020
      Idealwyomont
      Mill Creek
      Sep 10, 2020 @ 2:10pm
      Sep 10, 2020
      IdealwyomontTree down. New fence and gates on West...
      Hello, Dolly!
      Sep 10, 2020 @ 2:09pm
      Sep 10, 2020
      IdealwyomontA couple trees down.
      NE Access
      Aug 17, 2020 @ 9:11am
      Aug 17, 2020
      DryHnnh Someone covered This trail in logs and...
      Maupin to Willard
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 7:46am
      Aug 3, 2020
      VariableBelinneSignificantly overgrown and very...
      McClellan Creek - Maupin Creek connector
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 7:46am
      Aug 3, 2020
      IdealBelinneDefinitely faint but still discernable in...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1019460ewarnerusaaddreportShingle Creek and 1 more
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 2:30pm
      Oct 12, 2020
      user #2454350ConnorE73uPRwishlisttrailSouth Fork Strawberry
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 10:23pm
      Oct 11, 2020
      user #2451208MTRichardriddentrailMaupin to Willard
      Oct 10, 2020 @ 7:14am
      Oct 10, 2020
      user #1152366bikeskimtaddreportSouth Fork Strawberry
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 7:27am
      Oct 8, 2020
      user #1220253wyomontupdatetrailMcClellan Creek Trail
      Oct 2, 2020 @ 5:33am
      Oct 2, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1663357BelinnetrailMaupin to WillardGreat ride going south to north, but...
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 7:52pm
      Aug 3, 2020
      user #1220253wyomonttrailStrawberry to MaupinOriginal submission by ewarnerusa.
      Mar 27, 2019 @ 6:22pm
      Mar 27, 2019
      user #1220253wyomonttrailMaupin Creek to WaterlineOriginal submission by ewarnerusa. Thank you!
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 9:11pm
      Mar 17, 2019
      user #1105585a406trailCasey Peak Trailcool, thanks. Sure is a fun trail.
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 11:59am
      Sep 24, 2018
      user #603372evasivetrailCasey Peak TrailThat status was applied to the Elkhorns...
      Sep 20, 2018 @ 9:07am
      Sep 20, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Lake View 28.2 km
      South Hills 43 81 19 49.3 km
      Spokane Hills South 8 111.5 km
      South Elkhorns 1 7 611.7 km
      Regulating Reservoir 311.8 km

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