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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

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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

  • 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 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
      • 11
      • 3
      • 27
      • 10
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of May 30, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,968
      State Ranking
      #43
      Trails (view details)
      53
      Trails Mountain Bike
      53
      Trails E-Bike
      10
      Trails Hike
      53
      Trails Trail Running
      53
      Trails Horse
      53
      Trails Dirtbike
      9
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      9
      Trails Snowshoe
      53
      Trails Nordic Ski
      53
      Total Distance
      41 miles
      Total Descent
      5,316 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,466 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,251 ft
      Reports
      164
      Photos
      23
      Ridden Counter
      855

      Photos of Scratchgravel Hills Mountain Bike

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      Sep 18, 2019 @ 8:27pm
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      Sep 18, 2019 @ 8:22pm
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      Sep 18, 2019 @ 8:20pm
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      Sep 18, 2019 @ 8:18pm
      Sep 18, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #1849085trackerdbhriddentrailRocks And Needles
      Oct 2, 2019 @ 6:13am
      Oct 2, 2019
      user #1653071BulankaGaddphoto in My City and 6 more
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 7:52pm
      Sep 18, 2019
      user #1653071BulankaGaddphoto in My City and 1 more
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 5:26pm
      Sep 8, 2019
      user #1813931tremadsenriddentrailWest Doubletrack and 6 more
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 9:35am
      Aug 30, 2019
      user #1724426Runnermom17riddentrailScratchgravel Doubletrack and 1 more
      Jul 7, 2019 @ 5:42pm
      Jul 7, 2019

      Recent Comments

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      user #1658543Lowtech19trailIron GulchNeeds a little trail work. Lot of large loose...
      Nov 22, 2018 @ 8:01pm
      Nov 22, 2018

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