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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (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%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 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
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Trail Popularity ?
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Activity Recordings
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
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
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      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
      Land Status: National Forest
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      There are several major trailheads: Head Lane, Birdseye, and John G Mine.
      Region Supporters & Maintainers
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 14
      • 3
      • 30
      • 12
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 15, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      63
      Trails Mountain Bike
      63
      Trails E-Bike
      9
      Trails Hike
      63
      Trails Trail Running
      63
      Trails Horse
      61
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      9
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      9
      Trails Snowshoe
      54
      Trails Nordic Ski
      52
      Total Distance
      51 miles
      Total Descent
      6,505 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,894 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,678 ft
      Reports
      252
      Photos
      56
      Ridden Counter
      2,797

      Photos of Scratchgravel Hills Mountain Bike

      trail: Iron Oxide
      3 |
      Oct 22, 2021 @ 5:49pm
      Oct 22, 2021
      24 |
      Jun 29, 2021 @ 7:46pm
      Jun 29, 2021
      9 |
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 7:04pm
      Jun 25, 2021
      5 |
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 7:04pm
      Jun 25, 2021
      18 |
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 10:02am
      Jun 19, 2021
      24 |
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 5:33pm
      Jun 6, 2021
      19 |
      May 1, 2021 @ 1:24pm
      May 1, 2021
      trail: Connection
      26 |
      May 1, 2021 @ 1:19pm
      May 1, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1220253wyomontaddphoto in Helena, Montana, United States
      Oct 22, 2021 @ 5:49pm
      Oct 22, 2021
      user #1658543Lowtech19riddentrailScratchgravel Peak South Side and 6 more
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 7:43pm
      Oct 9, 2021
      user #1658543Lowtech19riddentrailEast Doubletrack
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 8:50pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      user #2829537bound2nowhereaddreportScratchgravel Doubletrack
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 3:10pm
      Sep 15, 2021
      user #1744018mcronaddphoto in My City and 2 more
      Jun 30, 2021 @ 11:04am
      Jun 30, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2088152SunnyVistatrailScratchgravels SingletrackPlease note there is no public access to the...
      Apr 11, 2020 @ 10:09am
      Apr 11, 2020
      user #2088152SunnyVistatrailScratchgravels SingletrackPlease note there is no public access to the...
      Apr 11, 2020 @ 10:09am
      Apr 11, 2020
      user #2088152SunnyVistatrailScratchgravels SingletrackPlease note there is no public access to the...
      Apr 11, 2020 @ 10:08am
      Apr 11, 2020
      user #2088152SunnyVistatrailScratchgravels SingletrackPlease note there is no public access to the...
      Apr 11, 2020 @ 10:07am
      Apr 11, 2020
      user #1777130tdub317trailRailroad GradeFYI some one gated 1/4 mile of his crap scrub...
      Apr 7, 2020 @ 7:45pm
      Apr 7, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Tenmile Creek Park5.1 km
      Priest Area 8 107.8 km
      South Hills 44 83 19 48.7 km
      Great Divide 1 210.9 km
      Regulating Reservoir 612.2 km

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike6351 miles6,506 ft15 miles1,893 ft
      #2,994#1,398482474926
      E-Bike913 miles217 ft1 mile607 ft
      #1,4062021
      Hike6351 miles6,506 ft15 miles1,893 ft
      #2,428#1,27132462133
      Trail Running6351 miles6,506 ft15 miles1,893 ft
      #2,432#1,271246222
      Horse6150 miles5,892 ft14 miles1,893 ft
      #136#101156
      Dirtbike/Moto921 miles144 ft2 miles1,893 ft
      #284136
      ATV/ORV/OHV921 miles144 ft2 miles1,893 ft
      #2675136
      Snowshoe5438 miles5,043 ft12 miles1,467 ft
      #112#6923
      Nordic Ski5237 miles4,596 ft11 miles1,467 ft
      #58#41213
      • By evasive MBG & contributors
      • Admins: MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, wyomont, MBG, BikeHelena, wyomont
      • #14034 - 12,400 views
      • scratchgravel hills activity log | embed map of Scratchgravel Hills mountain bike trails | scratchgravel hills mountain biking points of interest

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