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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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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 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
      Dump Out Parking Lot google parking directions
      Region Details
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #75
      State Ranking
      #1
      Trails
      180
      Total Distance
      127 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      56 miles
      Total Descent
      32,360 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,311 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,395 ft
      Reports
      3,247
      Photos
      276
      Ridden Counter
      6,914

      Photos of South Hills Mountain Bike

      6 |
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 7:26pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      Eddye McClure East, My City
      6 |
      Jun 5, 2018 @ 6:51pm
      Jun 5, 2018
      Mount Helena Ridge Trail - Lower
      41 |
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 7:34pm
      Jul 24, 2017
      Eddye McClure East, My City
      80 |
      May 29, 2017 @ 5:23pm
      May 29, 2017
      Eddye McClure East, Helena
      more photos »

      Videos of South Hills Mountain Bike

      Helenduro X Stage 6 Course Preview
      2:34 | 286 | May 21, 2018
      Helenduro X Stage 1 Course Preview
      7:56 | 537 | May 21, 2018
      Helenduro X Stage 5 Course Preview
      6:26 | 307 | May 21, 2018
      Warm up Drop
      0:10 | 23 | Mar 15, 2018
      more videos »

      South Hills Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Mount Helena Ridge - Hogsback - Horse
      13 miles
      Mount Ascension to Top of the World
      11 miles
      Show Me the Hog
      8 miles
      Mount A to Top of the World
      11 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #603372evasivereportAftershock TrailThanks for the updates.
      Jan 7, 2018 @ 2:20pm
      Jan 7, 2018
      user #603372evasivereport2006 TrailThanks for the updates.
      Jan 7, 2018 @ 2:19pm
      Jan 7, 2018
      user #603372evasivetrailDazed and ConfusedThis trail sucks for biking. Blind chicanes...
      Dec 21, 2017 @ 11:27am
      Dec 21, 2017
      user #1353698DennBurgtrailEntertainment TrailOne of the funnest trails in the South Hills...
      Jul 23, 2017 @ 5:04pm
      Jul 23, 2017
      user #1304100zinexotrailDazed and ConfusedI don't like this trail, and I even built part...
      May 10, 2017 @ 7:22pm
      May 10, 2017
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1019371erinwoodrowaddridelogJun 22, 2018 ride log
      Jun 22, 2018 @ 4:10pm
      2 hours
      user #1329101cmschwankeaddridelogJun 22, 2018 ride log
      Jun 22, 2018 @ 4:04pm
      2 hours
      user #1321025cialvinowishlistrouteMount Ascension to Top of the World
      Jun 22, 2018 @ 9:53am
      8 hours
      user #546573therev34addridelogJun 22, 2018 ride log
      Jun 22, 2018 @ 6:52am
      11 hours
      user #1397911Kneepad83addridelogJun 22, 2018 ride log
      Jun 22, 2018 @ 6:14am
      12 hours
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