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  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • 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
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
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  • Camping Camping
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  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      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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      Open on Aug 12, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #70
      State Ranking
      #1
      Trails
      183
      Total Distance
      127 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      56 miles
      Total Descent
      32,510 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,311 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,395 ft
      Reports
      3,324
      Photos
      278
      Ridden Counter
      8,227

      Photos of South Hills Mountain Bike

      5 |
      Jul 6, 2018 @ 4:33pm
      Jul 6, 2018
      Lime Kiln Road, My City
      10 |
      Jul 1, 2018 @ 10:35am
      Jul 1, 2018
      Show-Me-The-Horse Trail
      45 |
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 7:34pm
      Jul 24, 2017
      Eddye McClure East, My City
      83 |
      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 | 291 | May 21, 2018
      Helenduro X Stage 1 Course Preview
      7:56 | 549 | May 21, 2018
      Helenduro X Stage 5 Course Preview
      6:26 | 312 | May 21, 2018
      Warm up Drop
      0:10 | 24 | Mar 15, 2018
      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
      Show Me the Hog
      8 miles
      Mount A to Top of the World
      11 miles

      Recent Comments

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      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 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
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1144820PateCody86addridelogAug 15, 2018 ride log
      Aug 16, 2018 @ 7:14am
      3 hours
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      Aug 16, 2018 @ 5:53am
      5 hours
      user #1019460ewarnerusaaddridelogAug 15, 2018 ride log
      Aug 15, 2018 @ 10:50pm
      12 hours
      user #533433sam2222addridelogAug 15, 2018 ride log
      Aug 15, 2018 @ 7:07pm
      15 hours
      user #1019371erinwoodrowaddridelogAug 15, 2018 ride log
      Aug 15, 2018 @ 6:02pm
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