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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
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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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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • 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
      • 10
      • 3
      • 33
      • 11
      • 3

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 5, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      60
      Trails Mountain Bike
      60
      Trails E-Bike
      9
      Trails Hike
      60
      Trails Trail Running
      60
      Trails Horse
      59
      Trails Dirtbike
      8
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      8
      Trails Snowshoe
      54
      Trails Nordic Ski
      52
      Total Distance
      41 miles
      Total Descent
      5,696 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,466 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,251 ft
      Reports
      207
      Photos
      38
      Ridden Counter
      1,890

      Photos of Scratchgravel Hills Mountain Bike

      5 |
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 8:33am
      Oct 8, 2020
      13 |
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 5:52pm
      Jul 5, 2020
      trail: Garnet Trail
      25 |
      Jun 14, 2020 @ 1:43pm
      Jun 14, 2020
      18 |
      May 17, 2020 @ 7:41pm
      May 17, 2020

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      user #1653071BulankaGaddphoto in My City
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 8:33am
      Oct 8, 2020
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      Sep 16, 2020 @ 1:46pm
      Sep 16, 2020
      user #2356857trevorosborne89wishlisttrailNorris Singletrack
      Sep 9, 2020 @ 7:30pm
      Sep 9, 2020
      user #1653071BulankaGvotetrailUnravel Trail and 1 more
      Aug 29, 2020 @ 7:35am
      Aug 29, 2020
      user #1653071BulankaGriddentrailNorris Singletrack
      Aug 29, 2020 @ 7:34am
      Aug 29, 2020

      Recent Comments

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