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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Snow level: 3,907 ft reported on Mar 4, 2019
      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
      • 23
      • 11
      • 31
      • 89
      • 16
      • 4


      Open on Mar 10, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #82
      State Ranking
      #1
      Trails (view details)
      174
      Trails Mountain Bike
      174
      Trails E-Bike
      21
      Trails Hike
      167
      Trails Trail Running
      167
      Trails Dirtbike
      18
      Trails ATV
      18
      Trails Horse
      8
      Trails Snowshoe
      60
      Trails Nordic Ski
      59
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Total Distance
      146 miles
      Total Descent
      32,307 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,567 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,472 ft
      Reports
      4,337
      Photos
      326
      Ridden Counter
      9,535

      Photos of South Hills Mountain Bike

      13 |
      Mar 10, 2019 @ 7:37pm
      Mar 10, 2019
      Aftershock Trail, Helena
      23 |
      Oct 5, 2018 @ 12:13pm
      Oct 5, 2018
      72 |
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 7:34pm
      Jul 24, 2017
      Eddye McClure East, My City
      112 |
      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 | 316 | May 21, 2018
      Helenduro X Stage 1 Course Preview
      7:56 | 582 | May 21, 2018
      Helenduro X Stage 5 Course Preview
      6:26 | 327 | May 21, 2018
      Warm up Drop
      0:10 | 27 | Mar 15, 2018
      more videos »

      South Hills Mountain Bike Routes

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

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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
      user #603372evasivereport2006 Trail (north side)Thanks 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
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      Recent Activity

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1220253wyomontaddridelogMar 19, 2019 ride log
      Mar 19, 2019 @ 2:15pm
      14 hours
      user #1220253wyomontcommentridelogMar 17, 2019 ride log
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 8:56pm
      2 days
      user #1276912Worman86addridelogMar 17, 2019 ride log
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 8:34pm
      2 days
      user #1229472cm045addridelogMar 17, 2019 ride log
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 5:19pm
      2 days
      user #1248250brantonionaddridelogMar 17, 2019 ride log
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 2:54pm
      3 days
      view more »

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Priest Area 8 97.3 km
      Scratchgravel Hills 27 10 28.7 km
      North Elkhorns 15 20 89.3 km
      Regulating Reservoir 310.5 km
      MacDonald Pass 111.4 km

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      PB News Articles

      Nov 1, 2017
      Freehub Magazine &amp; Trailforks Raise Over $4k for Montana Trails Freehub Magazine & Trailforks Raise Over $4k for Montana Trails
      Freehub teamed up with Trailforks to raise money for the trails in Montana and raised $4418 for trails organizations in Montana.
      Sep 27, 2017
      Freehub Magazine's Montana Photo Book Release Party &amp; Fundraiser Freehub Magazine's Montana Photo Book Release Party & Fundraiser
      Help support the amazing trail network in the Montana region and have fun doing it.
      May 25, 2016
      Montana Enduro Series Round 1 - Results Montana Enduro Series Round 1 - Results
      The rain held off and the trails dried out for the 8th running of the Helenduro.
      Feb 9, 2015
      Bike Helena Shuttle Fest Dates Announced Bike Helena Shuttle Fest Dates Announced
      Bike Helena Shuttle Fest is a three day FREE bike shuttle event on August 14th, 15th and 16th of 2015 in Helena, Montana.
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      • Admins: MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, MBG, BikeHelena, PPLT
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