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      This area provides a selection of easy trails circling a reservoir. The location on the eastern shoulder of the Helena Valley provides scenic vistas for 360 degrees.

      The Helena Valley Reservoir is a Bureau of Reclamation project that controls flow in the Helena Valley Irrigation Canal and provides additional drinking water to the City of Helena during summer months. For this reason, dogs are not allowed in the reservoir.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
      Land Manager: Bureau of Reclamation
      Access Info:
      The main parking lot is located off York Road, right at the crest of the first hill as you drive east from Helena.
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 2
      • 2
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 20, 2021

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      10
      Trails Mountain Bike
      10
      Trails Hike
      10
      Trails Trail Running
      10
      Trails Horse
      10
      Trails Snowshoe
      7
      Trails Nordic Ski
      7
      Total Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      167 ft
      Total Vertical
      29 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,845 ft
      Reports
      26
      Photos
      5
      Ridden Counter
      110

      Photos of Regulating Reservoir Mountain Bike

      34 |
      May 25, 2020 @ 4:44pm
      May 25, 2020
      29 |
      Aug 2, 2019 @ 2:37pm
      Aug 2, 2019
      36 |
      Aug 2, 2019 @ 2:36pm
      Aug 2, 2019
      33 |
      Aug 2, 2019 @ 2:36pm
      Aug 2, 2019
      48 |
      Aug 2, 2019 @ 2:35pm
      Aug 2, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2677768CrodgiesriddentrailReservoir Trail
      Aug 13, 2021 @ 7:03pm
      Aug 13, 2021
      user #2677768CrodgieswishlisttrailReservoir Trail
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 8:18pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      user #603372evasiveaddreportEast Shore Singletrack and 1 more
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 7:05pm
      Apr 20, 2021
      user #603372evasiveaddreportNorth Shoreline Trail
      Apr 6, 2021 @ 8:07pm
      Apr 6, 2021
      user #603372evasiveriddentrailEast Shore Singletrack and 1 more
      Apr 2, 2021 @ 2:31pm
      Apr 2, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #603372evasivetrailReservoir TrailGreat low-angle loop for beginner riders or...
      Oct 15, 2018 @ 6:52am
      Oct 15, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      McMaster Hills 14 12 24.7 km
      Tenmile Creek Park10.3 km
      South Hills 44 83 19 410.5 km
      Spokane Hills South 10 111.2 km
      North Elkhorns 27 22 8 111.8 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1010 miles167 ft3 miles30 ft
      #7,683#3,244526151
      Hike1010 miles167 ft3 miles30 ft
      #6,760#3,0902610
      Trail Running1010 miles167 ft3 miles30 ft
      #6,747#3,0792611
      Horse1010 miles167 ft3 miles30 ft
      #529#35711
      Snowshoe77 miles131 ft2 miles30 ft
      #270#1487
      Nordic Ski77 miles131 ft2 miles30 ft
      #186#11375
      • By wyomont & contributors
      • Admins: MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, wyomont, MBG, BikeHelena, wyomont
      • #27067 - 739 views

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