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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
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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
  • Ideal
  • 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
      Mount Helena Ridge Trailhead google parking directions
      Region Details
      • 22
      • 11
      • 42
      • 81
      • 19
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      179
      Trails Mountain Bike
      179
      Trails E-Bike
      21
      Trails Hike
      173
      Trails Trail Running
      173
      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
      32,646 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,561 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,472 ft
      Reports
      5,244
      Photos
      628
      Ridden Counter
      17,901

      Photos of South Hills Mountain Bike

      trail: Rent Money
      2 |
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 6:53am
      Aug 4, 2020
      trail: Rent Money
      2 |
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 6:53am
      Aug 4, 2020
      125 |
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 7:34pm
      Jul 24, 2017
      180 |
      May 29, 2017 @ 5:23pm
      May 29, 2017

      Videos of South Hills Mountain Bike

      Singletrack in Montana's Capital
      1:00 | 65 | May 14, 2020
      Helenduro X Stage 6 Course Preview
      2:34 | 354 | May 21, 2018
      Helenduro X Stage 1 Course Preview
      7:56 | 709 | May 21, 2018
      Helenduro X Stage 5 Course Preview
      6:26 | 357 | May 21, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2112894Fishwizwishlisttrail2006 Trail above Arrowroot Drive
      Aug 6, 2020 @ 5:08pm
      15 hours
      user #1220253wyomontaddreportMount Helena Ridge Trail (Upper)
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 12:28pm
      2 days
      user #2331151CurlewQueenriddentrailPrickly Pear Trail (doubletrack)
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 6:43am
      2 days
      user #2337411BronzeyetiwishlisttrailUpper Davis Bike Course and 2 more
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 1:35pm
      3 days
      user #2337411BronzeyetiwishlisttrailCruse Control Trail - upper and 2 more
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 8:40am
      3 days

      Recent Comments

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      user #1544804DtempletontrailBompart RidgePopped O O
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 3:27pm
      Jul 21, 2020
      user #1544804DtempletontrailBompart RidgeIOwww
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 3:26pm
      Jul 21, 2020
      user #2168262Kory-KingtrailShow-Me-The-Horse TrailIts a good trail and all but the best in...
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 8:58am
      Jul 20, 2020
      user #1342403cbphilptrailCruse Control Trail - upperA for effort, D- for execution. Features are...
      Apr 27, 2020 @ 6:52pm
      Apr 27, 2020
      user #1615113HAMMR412trailShow-Me-The-Horse TrailAlways fun, nothing too technical to be...
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 10:34am
      Sep 18, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Tenmile Creek Park3.6 km
      Priest Area 8 97.3 km
      Scratchgravel Hills 33 11 38.7 km
      North Elkhorns 26 21 7 19.3 km
      Regulating Reservoir 310.5 km

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