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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
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  • 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.
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      Caution on Oct 12, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,317
      State Ranking
      #37
      Trails
      36
      Reports
      111
      Photos
      10
      Ridden Counter
      398

      Photos of Scratchgravel Hills Mountain Bike

      37 |
      Nov 18, 2017 @ 1:25pm
      Nov 18, 2017
      West Doubletrack, Helena
      trail: Iron Gulch
      30 |
      Sep 11, 2017 @ 12:43pm
      Sep 11, 2017
      Iron Gulch, My City
      110 |
      Dec 3, 2016 @ 7:49am
      Dec 3, 2016
      North Ridge Trail, Helena
      103 |
      Nov 18, 2016 @ 7:00pm
      Nov 18, 2016
      Butcherknife Gulch, Helena
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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 Activity

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      user #1507262sunflowertideriddenrouteUnravel the Scratchgravels
      Oct 20, 2018 @ 9:13am
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      user #1544804DtempletonaddridelogOct 14, 2018 ride log
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      Oct 14, 2018
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