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Trail Conditions
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  • 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
  • Clear / Green
  • 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
  • Native/Tribal
  • 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
      #84
      State Ranking
      #1
      Trails
      176
      Total Distance
      127 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      56 miles
      Total Descent
      32,262 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,311 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,395 ft
      Reports
      3,056
      Photos
      427
      Ridden Counter
      5,348

      Photos of South Hills Mountain Bike

      28 |
      Mar 15, 2018 @ 3:17am
      Mar 15, 2018
      North Access Trail, Montara
      25 |
      Jan 31, 2018 @ 11:02am
      Jan 31, 2018
      Entertainment Trail, Helena
      27 |
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 7:34pm
      Jul 24, 2017
      Eddye McClure East, My City
      66 |
      May 29, 2017 @ 5:23pm
      May 29, 2017
      Eddye McClure East, Helena
      more photos »

      Videos of South Hills Mountain Bike

      Warm up Drop
      0:10 | 17 | Mar 15, 2018
      Daisy Hill Quik Edit
      1:02 | 11 | Jul 22, 2017
      Helenduro Stage 3 Course Preview
      5:41 | 366 | May 12, 2017
      Helenduro Stage 2 Course Preview
      6:31 | 642 | May 12, 2017
      more videos »

      South Hills Mountain Bike Routes

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