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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • 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 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

LEGEND
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
  • 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
      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
      • 9
      • 24
      • 21
      • 7
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 16, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,376
      State Ranking
      #31
      Trails (view details)
      62
      Trails Mountain Bike
      67
      Trails Hike
      67
      Trails Trail Running
      67
      Trails Horse
      64
      Trails Dirtbike
      7
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      7
      Trails Snowshoe
      57
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      4
      Trails Nordic Ski
      57
      Total Distance
      91 miles
      Total Descent
      17,065 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,552 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,514 ft
      Reports
      319
      Photos
      85
      Ridden Counter
      390

      Photos of North Elkhorns Mountain Bike

      trail: TET Offensive
      11 |
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 9:18pm
      Sep 28, 2019
      trail: High Road
      10 |
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 8:59pm
      Sep 18, 2019
      8 |
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 8:58pm
      Sep 18, 2019
      9 |
      Jul 23, 2019 @ 10:13pm
      Jul 23, 2019

      Videos of North Elkhorns Mountain Bike

      Elkhorn Mtns Helena
      8:07 | 63 | Oct 4, 2018
      Casey Peak
      5:29 | 47 | Oct 4, 2018
      Strawberry DH before the snow HD2
      0:59 | 577 | Oct 17, 2016 , Helena

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1220253wyomontaddtrailUpper Willard to Mill Creek and 3 more
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 10:13pm
      Oct 19, 2019
      user #1220253wyomontaddtrailWarm Springs to TET Offensive and 4 more
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 6:50pm
      Oct 16, 2019
      user #1220253wyomontaddreportNorth Fork Maupin Creek and 3 more
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 6:28pm
      Oct 16, 2019
      user #1019460ewarnerusaaddphoto in Helena, Montana, United States
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 9:18pm
      Sep 28, 2019
      user #1019460ewarnerusaaddreportStrawberry to Maupin and 1 more
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 9:15pm
      Sep 28, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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
      user #1105585a406trailCasey Peak TrailNot sure why it has "This trail is...
      Sep 19, 2018 @ 3:15pm
      Sep 19, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      South Elkhorns 7 39.1 km
      South Hills 42 81 19 49.3 km
      Spokane Hills South 7 111.5 km
      Regulating Reservoir 311.8 km
      Tenmile Creek Park12.5 km

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