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      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
      Land Status: National Forest
      Land Manager: Helena Ranger District
      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.
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 9
      • 7
      • 5
      • 3

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 17, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      24
      Trails Mountain Bike
      24
      Trails E-Bike
      9
      Trails Hike
      23
      Trails Trail Running
      24
      Trails Horse
      23
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      14
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      14
      Trails Snowshoe
      14
      Trails Nordic Ski
      14
      Total Distance
      93 miles
      Total Descent
      17,107 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,151 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,807 ft
      Reports
      118
      Photos
      110
      Ridden Counter
      700

      Photos of York Mountain Bike

      44 |
      May 14, 2021 @ 6:49pm
      May 14, 2021
      39 |
      May 14, 2021 @ 6:48pm
      May 14, 2021
      42 |
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 7:02pm
      Sep 13, 2020
      48 |
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 7:02pm
      Sep 13, 2020
      38 |
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 7:02pm
      Sep 13, 2020
      102 |
      May 23, 2020 @ 9:49am
      May 23, 2020
      34 |
      May 16, 2020 @ 8:13pm
      May 16, 2020
      279 |
      Jun 6, 2016 @ 7:14am
      Jun 6, 2016

      Videos of York Mountain Bike

      York dh
      4:02 | 162 | Apr 24, 2016
      Montana Part 1 Butte and Helena Mountain Biking
      28:45 | 113 | Oct 11, 2020 , Helena
      York 38 Special 2013
      443 | Jun 13, 2016 , Helena

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Beartrap Gulch Trail
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 7:32pm
      Oct 17, 2021
      DrydirtweaselSurprisingly dry, loose in spots. Clear...
      Beaver Creek Road
      Aug 21, 2021 @ 8:32am
      Aug 21, 2021
      IdealsopenMostly moist roads and trails. Good...
      Indian Creek Road
      Aug 21, 2021 @ 8:32am
      Aug 21, 2021
      Idealsopen
      Trout Creek Trail
      Aug 21, 2021 @ 8:32am
      Aug 21, 2021
      VariablesopenVery rocky and technical conditions. Was...
      Hanging Valley Trail
      Jun 21, 2021 @ 8:14am
      Jun 21, 2021
      DryJradley MBG Trail clear to intersection with Magpie...
      Hidden Valley Road
      May 14, 2021 @ 6:43pm
      May 14, 2021
      VariableBulankaGNot bad at all, but some soggy/muddy...
      Sawmill Gulch
      Dec 17, 2020 @ 11:43am
      Dec 17, 2020
      Snow CoveredRunnermom17 Snow covering the trail, but still easy...
      Hedges Mountain
      Dec 17, 2020 @ 7:37am
      Dec 17, 2020
      VariablegjwHike
      Trail Gulch
      Dec 10, 2020 @ 7:25am
      Dec 10, 2020
      DrygjwHike
      Devils View
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 9:34am
      Apr 28, 2020
      DryJradley MBG Dusty in spots.

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #641823dirtweaseladdreportBeartrap Gulch Trail
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 7:32pm
      Oct 17, 2021
      user #569653FandersonvotetrailBeartrap Gulch Trail
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 11:34pm
      Oct 14, 2021
      user #1349671ShokaconbitewishlisttrailBeartrap Gulch Trail
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 12:13pm
      Sep 15, 2021
      user #2080446HabeasPorpoiseaddreportBeartrap Gulch Trail
      Sep 12, 2021 @ 12:06pm
      Sep 12, 2021
      user #2017060SealelkwishlisttrailBeartrap Gulch Trail
      Sep 7, 2021 @ 9:20pm
      Sep 7, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1159401dustyhucksreportBeartrap Gulch TrailCleared those lower two trees on the 30th.
      Jun 5, 2021 @ 5:56pm
      Jun 5, 2021
      user #1304100zinexotrailBeartrap Gulch TrailOne of my favorite loops of all time. The...
      Oct 3, 2020 @ 2:22pm
      Oct 3, 2020
      user #2053862Wildfire0148trailTrout Creek TrailI usually prefer blue runs but this trail was...
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 7:00pm
      Sep 13, 2020
      user #81295qgidleyreportHidden Valley RoadDisregard 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

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Big Belts 19 5 19.6 km
      McMaster Hills 14 12 211.5 km
      Regulating Reservoir 615.1 km
      Spokane Hills South 10 117.6 km
      Scratchgravel Hills 30 12 424.3 km

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2493 miles17,106 ft39 miles4,150 ft
      #6,528#2,77699116471
      E-Bike947 miles6,322 ft19 miles3,842 ft
      #2,940#612941
      Hike2392 miles17,106 ft39 miles4,150 ft
      #5,679#2,6321011839
      Trail Running2493 miles17,106 ft39 miles4,150 ft
      #5,681#2,63111181
      Horse2392 miles17,106 ft39 miles4,150 ft
      #439#30097
      Dirtbike/Moto1464 miles7,717 ft24 miles4,131 ft
      #281#183691
      ATV/ORV/OHV1464 miles7,717 ft24 miles4,131 ft
      #168#10169
      Snowshoe1463 miles11,975 ft28 miles4,150 ft
      #225#126261
      Nordic Ski1463 miles11,975 ft28 miles4,150 ft
      #154#94262
      • By evasive MBG & contributors
      • Admins: MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, wyomont, MBG, BikeHelena, wyomont
      • #13835 - 2,784 views

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