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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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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 Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other

      This region is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

      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. Please respect the landowners to ensure continued access. The majority of the trails in this 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
      Willard Creek parking area google parking directions
      Region Supporters & Maintainers
      Region Details
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      Caution on Jan 13, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,067
      State Ranking
      #35
      Trails (view details)
      51
      Trails Mountain Bike
      51
      Trails Hike
      51
      Trails Trail Running
      51
      Trails Horse
      2
      Total Distance
      91 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      35 miles
      Total Descent
      17,099 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,552 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,514 ft
      Reports
      269
      Photos
      33
      Ridden Counter
      256

      Photos of North Elkhorns Mountain Bike

      trail: Trail 302
      28 |
      Aug 7, 2018 @ 6:52am
      Aug 7, 2018
      | 1 comments Trail 302, Helena
      37 |
      Jul 21, 2018 @ 2:26pm
      Jul 21, 2018
      Teepee Creek Trail #301
      40 |
      May 20, 2018 @ 1:36pm
      May 20, 2018
      Maupin Creek to Waterline
      trail: Trail 302
      50 |
      Aug 12, 2017 @ 11:52pm
      Aug 12, 2017
      Trail 302, Helena
      more photos »

      Videos of North Elkhorns Mountain Bike

      Elkhorn Mtns Helena
      8:07 | 21 | Oct 4, 2018
      Casey Peak
      trail: Casey Peak
      5:29 | 11 | Oct 4, 2018
      Strawberry DH before the snow HD2
      0:59 | 441 | Oct 17, 2016 , Helena
      more videos »

      North Elkhorns Mountain Bike Routes

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      Casey Peak
      12 miles
      Pinecrest
      10 miles
      Stawberry - Maupin Loop
      11 miles
      Maupin - McClellan Divide
      11 miles

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1105585a406trailCasey Peakcool, thanks. Sure is a fun trail.
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 11:59am
      Sep 24, 2018
      user #603372evasivetrailCasey PeakThat status was applied to the Elkhorns...
      Sep 20, 2018 @ 9:07am
      Sep 20, 2018
      user #1105585a406trailCasey PeakNot sure why it has "This trail is...
      Sep 19, 2018 @ 3:15pm
      Sep 19, 2018
      user #1220253wyomonttrailTeepee Creek Trail #301Black diamond going from Willard to Casey...
      Jul 25, 2018 @ 8:33pm
      Jul 25, 2018
      user #1304130JradleyreportTeepee Creek Trail #301Good
      Sep 6, 2017 @ 6:47am
      Sep 6, 2017
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1325953USNaddreportMcClellan Cr Road
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 8:35pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      user #1325953USNaddridelogJan 13, 2019 ride log and 1 more
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 3:25pm
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      user #1019460ewarnerusaaddridelogJan 13, 2019 ride log
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 1:36pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      user #1325953USNaddridelogJan 12, 2019 ride log and 2 more
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 1:59pm
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      user #1325953USNaddridelogJan 9, 2019 ride log and 1 more
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