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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Ideal
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
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  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
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Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
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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
      Parking google parking directions
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 10
      • 28
      • 23
      • 8
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Nov 14, 2021

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      70
      Trails Mountain Bike
      70
      Trails Hike
      70
      Trails Trail Running
      69
      Trails Horse
      68
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      7
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      7
      Trails Snowshoe
      58
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      4
      Trails Nordic Ski
      58
      Total Distance
      95 miles
      Total Descent
      17,371 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,552 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,514 ft
      Reports
      416
      Photos
      128
      Ridden Counter
      893

      Photos of North Elkhorns Mountain Bike

      9 |
      Nov 18, 2021 @ 2:25pm
      Nov 18, 2021
      7 |
      Nov 18, 2021 @ 2:24pm
      Nov 18, 2021
      9 |
      Nov 18, 2021 @ 2:18pm
      Nov 18, 2021
      17 |
      Sep 14, 2021 @ 8:48pm
      Sep 14, 2021
      19 |
      Sep 14, 2021 @ 8:48pm
      Sep 14, 2021
      10 |
      Aug 12, 2021 @ 8:07am
      Aug 12, 2021
      10 |
      Aug 12, 2021 @ 8:06am
      Aug 12, 2021
      30 |
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 1:07pm
      Jun 13, 2021

      Videos of North Elkhorns Mountain Bike

      Elkhorn Mtns Helena
      8:07 | 136 | Oct 4, 2018
      Casey Peak
      5:29 | 166 | Oct 4, 2018
      Casey Peak + Meadow
      4:59 | 54 | Jul 28, 2021 , Helena
      Strawberry DH before the snow HD2
      0:59 | 895 | Oct 17, 2016 , Helena

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2348311DavidOclanderwishlisttrailWillard Creek Trail
      Nov 30, 2021 @ 8:42pm
      Nov 30, 2021
      user #603372evasiveriddentrailSouth Fork Strawberry (Haab)
      Nov 18, 2021 @ 2:29pm
      Nov 18, 2021
      user #603372evasiveaddtrailSouth Fork Strawberry (Haab)
      Nov 18, 2021 @ 2:27pm
      Nov 18, 2021
      user #603372evasiveaddphoto in Helena, Montana, United States and 2 more
      Nov 18, 2021 @ 2:18pm
      Nov 18, 2021
      user #1184327JrsvotetrailNorth Fork Strawberry
      Nov 17, 2021 @ 3:55am
      Nov 17, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1512828arkautzetrailMontgomery Park TrailThe climb is loose and chunky. A lot is...
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 5:39pm
      Jun 13, 2021
      user #1512828arkautzetrailCasey Peak TrailThis trail is no joke. Hike a bike applies to...
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 5:38pm
      Jun 13, 2021
      user #603372evasivereportSouth Fork StrawberryCounterpoint- the landowner is very...
      Jan 29, 2021 @ 10:01am
      Jan 29, 2021
      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

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Clancy OHV Area 114.5 km
      Lake View 28.2 km
      South Hills 44 82 19 49.3 km
      Spokane Hills South 10 111.5 km
      South Elkhorns 1 8 611.7 km

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike7095 miles17,372 ft37 miles4,551 ft
      #5,179#2,25912741611898
      Hike7095 miles17,372 ft37 miles4,551 ft
      #4,387#2,10441464
      Trail Running6995 miles17,372 ft37 miles4,551 ft
      #4,385#2,09914143
      Horse6893 miles17,116 ft36 miles4,551 ft
      #301#209341
      Dirtbike/Moto731 miles1,808 ft7 miles1,709 ft
      #3152772
      ATV/ORV/OHV731 miles1,808 ft7 miles1,709 ft
      #125277
      Snowshoe5892 miles16,831 ft35 miles4,551 ft
      #183#104603
      Backcountry Ski49 miles3,123 ft4 miles3,422 ft
      #33#1642
      Nordic Ski5892 miles16,831 ft35 miles4,551 ft
      #113#74601
      • By evasive MBG & contributors
      • Admins: MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, wyomont, MBG, BikeHelena, wyomont
      • #14016 - 5,173 views
      • north elkhorns activity log | embed map of North Elkhorns mountain bike trails | north elkhorns mountain biking points of interest

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