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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
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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
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  • < 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
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
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  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      The York riding area includes Trout Creek Canyon, Beartrap Gulch, and Hanging Valley. The popular York 38 Special race is held here every August. There are some classic Helena rides in this area, and all of them require you to drive past the friendly York Bar. Make sure to stop in for some of the best cheeseburgers around.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      York is located on York Road, NW of the Helena Valley. The Vigilante Campground is about eight miles beyond York, up the Trout Creek Road.
      Region Details
      • 8
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      • 5
      • 3

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 20, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,878
      State Ranking
      #41
      Trails (view details)
      20
      Trails Mountain Bike
      20
      Trails E-Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      16
      Trails Trail Running
      20
      Trails Horse
      14
      Trails Dirtbike
      12
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      12
      Trails Snowshoe
      12
      Trails Nordic Ski
      12
      Total Distance
      87 miles
      Total Descent
      17,252 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,130 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,807 ft
      Reports
      81
      Photos
      80
      Ridden Counter
      325

      Photos of York Mountain Bike

      2 |
      Sep 22, 2019 @ 8:05pm
      11 hours
      8 |
      Sep 10, 2019 @ 12:26pm
      Sep 10, 2019
      8 |
      Sep 10, 2019 @ 12:26pm
      Sep 10, 2019
      11 |
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 7:03am
      Aug 6, 2019

      Videos of York Mountain Bike

      York dh
      4:02 | 115 | Apr 24, 2016
      York 38 Special 2013
      289 | Jun 13, 2016 , Helena

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Hanging Valley Trail
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 6:30pm
      Jul 20, 2019
      DryJradley MBG Trail is clear of trees. Watch for some...
      Beartrap Gulch Trail
      Jul 10, 2019 @ 6:37am
      Jul 10, 2019
      DryRidethetetons TMBA One of the best descents in the Northern...
      Trout Creek Trail
      Jul 8, 2019 @ 8:57am
      Jul 8, 2019
      Variableevasive MBG Pair of trees down about 2/3 of the way...
      USFS Road 4119
      Jul 8, 2019 @ 8:57am
      Jul 8, 2019
      Variableevasive MBG Usual muddy puddles.
      Sawmill Gulch
      Sep 19, 2018 @ 1:25pm
      Sep 19, 2018
      DryJradley MBGSmall tree down across trail, can ride...
      Beaver Creek Road
      Aug 25, 2018 @ 7:23am
      Aug 25, 2018
      Drypsndn
      USFS Road 138
      Jul 23, 2018 @ 11:59am
      Jul 23, 2018
      Dryevasive MBG
      Trail Gulch
      Nov 1, 2017 @ 11:24am
      Nov 1, 2017
      Snow Coveredevasive MBG First real snowfall of 2017/18
      Hogback Mountain
      Nov 1, 2017 @ 11:24am
      Nov 1, 2017
      Snow Coveredevasive MBG First real snowfall of 2017/18

      Activity Feed

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      user #1653071BulankaGaddphoto in My City
      Sep 22, 2019 @ 8:05pm
      11 hours
      user #751174ryan-yycwishlisttrailBeartrap Gulch Trail
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 7:25am
      Sep 15, 2019
      user #788983badgerdavewishlisttrailBeartrap Gulch Trail
      Sep 10, 2019 @ 12:30pm
      Sep 10, 2019
      user #1318891Dankbudsaddphoto in Helena, Montana, United States and 1 more
      Sep 10, 2019 @ 12:26pm
      Sep 10, 2019
      user #1220253wyomontaddtrailHoliday Gulch Road
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 6:23am
      Aug 19, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #81295qgidleyreportUSFS Road 4119Disregard post. Snow covered not clear.
      May 10, 2019 @ 7:24pm
      May 10, 2019
      user #1388429DustyfootreportBeartrap Gulch TrailGreat ride.
      Aug 14, 2017 @ 9:37pm
      Aug 14, 2017
      user #1119553nicholasryantrailBeartrap Gulch TrailThis reminds me of an old school ride: after a...
      Feb 1, 2016 @ 5:46pm
      Feb 1, 2016

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
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      • By evasive MBG & contributors
      • Admins: MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, MBG, BikeHelena
      • #13835 - 1,606 views

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