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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
      • 10
      • 6
      • 5
      • 3

      Region Status
      Caution as of Mar 27, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      24
      Trails Mountain Bike
      24
      Trails E-Bike
      10
      Trails Horse
      23
      Trails Hike
      24
      Trails Trail Running
      24
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      14
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      14
      Trails Snowshoe
      14
      Trails Nordic Ski
      14
      Total Distance
      99 miles
      Total Descent
      16,149 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,215 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,807 ft
      Reports
      145
      Photos
      122
      Ridden Counter
      881

      Photos of York Mountain Bike

      16 |
      Jul 31, 2022 @ 8:11am
      Jul 31, 2022
      10 |
      Jul 31, 2022 @ 8:11am
      Jul 31, 2022
      14 |
      May 26, 2022 @ 6:34pm
      May 26, 2022
      16 |
      May 26, 2022 @ 6:34pm
      May 26, 2022
      51 |
      May 26, 2022 @ 6:34pm
      May 26, 2022
      15 |
      May 6, 2022 @ 6:41pm
      May 6, 2022
      15 |
      Mar 26, 2022 @ 4:33pm
      Mar 26, 2022
      129 |
      Sep 10, 2019 @ 12:26pm
      Sep 10, 2019

      Videos of York Mountain Bike

      York dh
      4:02 | 185 | Apr 24, 2016
      Montana Part 1 Butte and Helena Mountain Biking
      28:45 | 238 | Oct 11, 2020 , Helena
      York 38 Special 2013
      582 | Jun 13, 2016 , Helena

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Beaver Creek Road
      Aug 20, 2022 @ 6:17am
      Aug 20, 2022
      Idealdcornesjr
      Beartrap Gulch Trail
      Aug 20, 2022 @ 6:17am
      Aug 20, 2022
      Idealdcornesjr
      Hidden Valley Road
      May 28, 2022 @ 9:28am
      May 28, 2022
      Idealsummers8288
      Hanging Valley Trail
      May 27, 2022 @ 7:32am
      May 27, 2022
      IdealThe dirt is perfect. Quite a few large...phess907
      Centennial Gulch
      May 26, 2022 @ 5:41pm
      May 26, 2022
      DryOne tree across trail, other than that...BulankaG
      Sawmill Gulch
      May 26, 2022 @ 5:41pm
      May 26, 2022
      Dry One tree across trail, other than that...BulankaG
      Jimtown Road
      Mar 27, 2022 @ 12:58pm
      Mar 27, 2022
      IdealPhiladopolis
      Trail Gulch
      Mar 27, 2022 @ 12:58pm
      Mar 27, 2022
      IdealPhiladopolis
      Short Cut
      Mar 27, 2022 @ 12:58pm
      Mar 27, 2022
      IdealTrail is faint in spots. Stay right at...Philadopolis
      Devils View
      Mar 27, 2022 @ 12:58pm
      Mar 27, 2022
      DryPhiladopolis

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1292483Anders999wishlisttrailBeartrap Gulch Trail
      Jan 1, 2023 @ 8:50am
      Jan 1, 2023
      user #31588284PjmTa0wishlisttrailBeartrap Gulch Trail
      Dec 21, 2022 @ 3:08pm
      Dec 21, 2022
      user #2141008rmurray7wishlisttrailTrout Creek Trail
      Oct 9, 2022 @ 8:24am
      Oct 9, 2022
      user #1857818SanchewywishlisttrailHanging Valley Trail
      Sep 15, 2022 @ 8:38am
      Sep 15, 2022
      user #1220253wyomontupdatetrailBeaver Creek Road
      Aug 21, 2022 @ 6:10pm
      Aug 21, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #1159401ben2087reportBeartrap 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 5 124.3 km

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2499 miles16,148 ft38 miles4,216 ft
      #6,620#2,830111143535
      E-Bike1053 miles5,748 ft18 miles4,216 ft
      #3,472#7361131
      Horse2397 miles16,148 ft38 miles4,216 ft
      #427#298108
      Hike2499 miles16,148 ft38 miles4,216 ft
      #5,715#2,6711014545
      Trail Running2499 miles16,148 ft38 miles4,216 ft
      #5,714#2,6701145
      Dirtbike/Moto1469 miles7,142 ft23 miles4,216 ft
      #283#180706
      ATV/ORV/OHV1469 miles7,142 ft23 miles4,216 ft
      #171#101702
      Snowshoe1468 miles11,076 ft27 miles4,216 ft
      #250#147371
      Nordic Ski1468 miles11,076 ft27 miles4,216 ft
      #149#98371
      • By evasive MBG & contributors
      • Admins: MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, wyomont, MBG, BikeHelena, wyomont
      • #13835 - 3,581 views

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