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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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  • 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
      The Scratchgravel Hills are Helena's year-round riding area. Due to the well-drained geology, open slopes, and minimal snowfall, this area offers dry trails nearly every month of the year. Existing trails are a hodgepodge of old Jeep trails, mining roads, and some singletrack. When the BLM re-evaluates this area's management plan in 2017, hopefully new singletrack networks will be constructed.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      There are several major trailheads: Head Lane, Birdseye, and John G Mine.
      Region Supporters & Maintainers
      Region Details
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      Open on Jan 11, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,374
      State Ranking
      #40
      Trails (view details)
      53
      Trails Mountain Bike
      53
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      53
      Trails Trail Running
      53
      Trails Dirtbike
      1
      Trails ATV
      1
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Downhill Ski
      1
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Total Distance
      41 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      5,316 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,466 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,251 ft
      Reports
      139
      Photos
      13
      Ridden Counter
      552

      Photos of Scratchgravel Hills Mountain Bike

      4 |
      Nov 22, 2018 @ 8:03pm
      Nov 22, 2018
      Butcherknife Gulch, My City
      trail: Iron Gulch
      4 |
      Nov 22, 2018 @ 8:02pm
      Nov 22, 2018
      Iron Gulch, My City
      40 |
      Nov 18, 2017 @ 1:25pm
      Nov 18, 2017
      West Doubletrack, Helena
      trail: Iron Gulch
      31 |
      Sep 11, 2017 @ 12:43pm
      Sep 11, 2017
      Iron Gulch, My City
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      Scratchgravel Hills Mountain Bike Routes

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      Scratchgravel Norris Loop
      13 miles
      Unravel the Scratchgravels race
      6 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1658543Lowtech19trailIron GulchNeeds a little trail work. Lot of large loose...
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