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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
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
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 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
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • 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
      Parking google parking directions
      Region Details
      • 22
      • 11
      • 42
      • 81
      • 19
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 4, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #98
      State Ranking
      #1
      Trails (view details)
      179
      Trails Mountain Bike
      179
      Trails E-Bike
      21
      Trails Hike
      172
      Trails Trail Running
      172
      Trails Horse
      18
      Trails Dirtbike
      18
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      18
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      170
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      2
      Trails Nordic Ski
      171
      Total Distance
      147 miles
      Total Descent
      32,545 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,561 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,472 ft
      Reports
      4,600
      Photos
      418
      Ridden Counter
      14,044

      Photos of South Hills Mountain Bike

      4 |
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 2:48pm
      Sep 21, 2019
      3 |
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 2:46pm
      Sep 21, 2019
      99 |
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 7:34pm
      Jul 24, 2017
      143 |
      May 29, 2017 @ 5:23pm
      May 29, 2017

      Videos of South Hills Mountain Bike

      Helenduro X Stage 6 Course Preview
      2:34 | 344 | May 21, 2018
      Helenduro X Stage 1 Course Preview
      7:56 | 696 | May 21, 2018
      Helenduro X Stage 5 Course Preview
      6:26 | 346 | May 21, 2018
      Warm up Drop
      0:10 | 30 | Mar 15, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #803538bigskybuckeyeaddreportContour Trail Connector and 2 more
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 7:29pm
      Oct 4, 2019
      user #1819048cwilsonmtriddentrailRent Money
      Sep 24, 2019 @ 7:56am
      Sep 24, 2019
      user #1923221TherealschowriddentrailRent Money
      Sep 23, 2019 @ 6:00pm
      Sep 23, 2019
      user #1415640mskreisriddentrailEddye McClure East
      Sep 23, 2019 @ 3:58pm
      Sep 23, 2019
      user #1653071BulankaGaddphoto in My City and 4 more
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 2:40pm
      Sep 21, 2019

      Recent Comments

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      user #1615113HAMMR412trailShow-Me-The-Horse TrailAlways fun, nothing too technical to be...
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 10:34am
      Sep 18, 2019
      user #1915497JbabichtrailWaterline TrailI was told this is the easiest trail near town...
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 7:13pm
      Sep 1, 2019
      user #1544804DtempletontrailAftershock TrailNice
      Sep 28, 2018 @ 5:26pm
      Sep 28, 2018
      user #1308530vtagtaraptrailBull Run Trail (Gold Rush to California)Still doesn't exist yet
      Jul 14, 2018 @ 9:55am
      Jul 14, 2018
      user #603372evasivereportAftershock TrailThanks for the updates.
      Jan 7, 2018 @ 2:20pm
      Jan 7, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Tenmile Creek Park3.6 km
      Priest Area 8 97.3 km
      Scratchgravel Hills 27 10 28.7 km
      North Elkhorns 17 20 7 19.3 km
      Regulating Reservoir 310.5 km

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