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  • > 50%
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The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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      Snow level: 3,924 ft reported on May 22, 2021
      The South Hills are Helena's backyard. With nearly 80 miles of singletrack and trailheads in many neighborhoods, even downtown, the South Hills trail network makes it easy to get out for rides ranging from 4 to 40 miles. The network is spread out across a series of four ridges that are separated by gulches.

      The open lands are a patchwork of public and private ownership, and good trail etiquette helps maintain and expand our access. Please respect other trail users on our popular network.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      Mount Helena Ridge Trailhead google parking directions
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 21
      • 11
      • 42
      • 82
      • 19
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 9, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      179
      Trails Mountain Bike
      179
      Trails E-Bike
      21
      Trails Hike
      173
      Trails Trail Running
      173
      Trails Horse
      18
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      18
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      18
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      168
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      2
      Trails Nordic Ski
      169
      Total Distance
      148 miles
      Total Descent
      30,198 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,684 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,595 ft
      Reports
      8,512
      Photos
      683
      Ridden Counter
      22,207

      Photos of South Hills Mountain Bike

      3 |
      May 30, 2021 @ 10:32am
      May 30, 2021
      2 |
      May 30, 2021 @ 10:31am
      May 30, 2021
      22 |
      Dec 10, 2020 @ 4:28pm
      Dec 10, 2020
      10 |
      Dec 10, 2020 @ 4:27pm
      Dec 10, 2020
      64 |
      Apr 20, 2020 @ 12:43pm
      Apr 20, 2020
      150 |
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 7:34pm
      Jul 24, 2017
      210 |
      May 29, 2017 @ 5:23pm
      May 29, 2017
      255 |
      Oct 26, 2014 @ 2:49pm
      Oct 26, 2014

      Videos of South Hills Mountain Bike

      Singletrack in Montana's Capital
      1:00 | 134 | May 14, 2020
      Helenduro X Stage 6 Course Preview

      2:34 | 360 | May 21, 2018
      Helenduro X Stage 1 Course Preview

      7:56 | 725 | May 21, 2018
      Helenduro X Stage 5 Course Preview

      6:26 | 361 | May 21, 2018
      Warm up Drop
      0:10 | 31 | Mar 15, 2018
      Daisy Hill Quik Edit
      1:02 | 32 | Jul 22, 2017
      Helenduro Stage 3 Course Preview
      5:41 | 511 | May 12, 2017
      Helenduro Stage 2 Course Preview
      6:31 | 798 | May 12, 2017

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Bull Run Trail (Gold Rush to California)
      May 28, 2021 @ 7:11am
      May 28, 2021
      Idealevasive MBG The recent snow was just what trails needed.

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2624076G4hindsriddentrailRodney Meadow Trail - Davis Side and 6 more
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 12:51pm
      Jun 12, 2021
      user #820897afomtlikedirectoryMontana Bicycle Guild
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 8:21am
      Jun 12, 2021
      user #941846longboarderspwishlisttrailMount Helena Ridge Trail (Upper)
      Jun 10, 2021 @ 7:26pm
      Jun 10, 2021
      user #603372evasiveaddreportPinchot Trail and 4 more
      Jun 9, 2021 @ 10:24pm
      Jun 9, 2021
      user #2408807KarlyewishlisttrailArchery Range Trail
      Jun 9, 2021 @ 10:53am
      Jun 9, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1857818SanchewyreportRodney Ridge - Cox LakeYa I saw the 2 cars too. Didn't know they...
      Apr 18, 2021 @ 8:57am
      Apr 18, 2021
      user #1544804Dtempletontrail2006 Trail above Arrowroot DriveToo wet to ride
      Apr 11, 2021 @ 3:08pm
      Apr 11, 2021
      user #1589387MontuckyRedbeardtrailEntertainment TrailStill too wet for good trail karma on april 10...
      Apr 10, 2021 @ 11:36am
      Apr 10, 2021
      user #603372evasivereportAftershock TrailThanks!
      Feb 18, 2021 @ 7:57am
      Feb 18, 2021
      user #1819866Zgriff71trailShow-Me-The-Horse TrailI did thanks, I just wasn't sure if anything...
      Dec 17, 2020 @ 10:49am
      Dec 17, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Tenmile Creek Park3.6 km
      Clancy OHV Area 115.7 km
      Priest Area 8 107.3 km
      Scratchgravel Hills 30 12 48.7 km
      North Elkhorns 26 21 8 19.3 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike179148 miles30,197 ft65 miles2,684 ft
      #125#506688,5122110,856
      E-Bike2147 miles4,429 ft17 miles1,719 ft
      #1,612#3987,7865
      Hike173147 miles29,419 ft64 miles2,684 ft
      #92#42138,475626
      Trail Running173147 miles29,419 ft64 miles2,684 ft
      #92#428,475197
      Horse1821 miles4,970 ft10 miles1,969 ft
      #37#336,839
      Dirtbike/Moto1851 miles4,350 ft17 miles2,444 ft
      #3466,8402
      ATV/ORV/OHV1851 miles4,350 ft17 miles2,444 ft
      #756,840
      Snowmobile13,186 ft72 ft1,129 ft125 ft
      #312,518
      Snowshoe168132 miles29,019 ft62 miles2,379 ft
      #6#42,88712
      Backcountry Ski23,763 ft200 ft2,257 ft489 ft
      #4412,5143
      Nordic Ski169136 miles28,986 ft63 miles2,379 ft
      #2#22,88429
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      • Admins: MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, wyomont, MBG, BikeHelena, wyomont, PPLT
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