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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
      Beartrap Trailhead 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.
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      Region Details
      • 13
      • 5
      • 4
      • 2

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jun 9, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      24
      Trails Mountain Bike
      24
      Trails E-Bike
      11
      Trails Horse
      23
      Trails Hike
      25
      Trails Trail Running
      24
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      14
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      14
      Trails Snowshoe
      18
      Trails Nordic Ski
      14
      Total Distance
      99 miles
      Total Descent
      16,078 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,215 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,807 ft
      Reports
      132
      Photos
      97
      Ridden Counter
      1,065

      Photos of York Mountain Bike

      50 |
      Jul 31, 2022 @ 8:11am
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      Jul 31, 2022 @ 8:11am
      Jul 31, 2022
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      May 26, 2022 @ 6:34pm
      May 26, 2022
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      May 26, 2022 @ 6:34pm
      May 26, 2022
      63 |
      May 26, 2022 @ 6:34pm
      May 26, 2022
      28 |
      May 6, 2022 @ 6:41pm
      May 6, 2022
      21 |
      Mar 26, 2022 @ 4:33pm
      Mar 26, 2022
      166 |
      Sep 10, 2019 @ 12:26pm
      Sep 10, 2019

      Videos of York Mountain Bike

      York dh
      4:02 | 192 | Apr 24, 2016
      Montana Part 1 Butte and Helena Mountain Biking
      28:45 | 351 | Oct 11, 2020 , Helena
      York 38 Special 2013
      690 | Jun 13, 2016 , Helena

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Trout Creek Trail
      May 28, 2024 @ 5:26am
      May 28, 2024
      Variablebeaverbanker Nearly impassable on upper half of trail....

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Beartrap Gulch Trail
      Jun 9, 2024 @ 7:48pm
      Jun 9, 2024
      DryHike Only tree left is at the very top on a...Jjacks
      Hidden Valley Road
      May 27, 2024 @ 2:19pm
      May 27, 2024
      VariableOdd muddy section. No snow on trailbeaverbanker
      York Road
      Apr 14, 2024 @ 3:21pm
      Apr 14, 2024
      UnknownE-Bike Nice ride on paved and then gravel/dirt...Pcsdpolsen
      Sawmill Gulch
      Apr 12, 2024 @ 4:27pm
      Apr 12, 2024
      Drymasonskis
      Beaver Creek Road
      Aug 20, 2022 @ 6:17am
      Aug 20, 2022
      Idealdcornesjr
      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
      Devils View
      Mar 27, 2022 @ 12:58pm
      Mar 27, 2022
      DryPhiladopolis
      Short Cut
      Mar 27, 2022 @ 12:58pm
      Mar 27, 2022
      IdealTrail is faint in spots. Stay right at...Philadopolis
      Trail Gulch
      Mar 27, 2022 @ 12:58pm
      Mar 27, 2022
      IdealPhiladopolis

      Activity Feed

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      Jjacksaddreportactivity #53876472
      Jun 9, 2024 @ 7:48pm
      Jun 9, 2024
      beaverbankeraddreportactivity #53277835
      May 28, 2024 @ 5:26am
      May 28, 2024
      beaverbankercommentreportactivity #53248606
      May 27, 2024 @ 2:18pm
      May 27, 2024
      beaverbankeraddreportactivity #53248559 and 2 more
      May 27, 2024 @ 2:17pm
      May 27, 2024
      DanishHeataddreportactivity #52504077 and 1 more
      May 12, 2024 @ 5:14pm
      May 12, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      beaverbankerreportBeartrap Gulch TrailHero*
      May 27, 2024 @ 2:18pm
      May 27, 2024
      masonskistrailSawmill GulchExcellent high speed descent with some natural...
      Apr 12, 2024 @ 4:06pm
      Apr 12, 2024
      masonskistrailCentennial GulchTrail is mostly pretty boring and flat, the...
      Apr 12, 2024 @ 4:04pm
      Apr 12, 2024
      PhiladopolistrailHolidayHow in the hell is this a green?!?! I don't...
      Oct 15, 2023 @ 1:38pm
      Oct 15, 2023
      ben2087reportBeartrap Gulch TrailCleared those lower two trees on the 30th.
      Jun 5, 2021 @ 5:56pm
      Jun 5, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Big Belts 2 21 5 19.6 km
      McMaster Hills 14 12 211.5 km
      Regulating Reservoir 615.1 km
      Spokane Hills South 10 117.6 km
      The Grove18.9 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2499 miles16,076 ft38 miles4,216 ft
      #6,776#2,897961301646
      E-Bike1155 miles5,840 ft18 miles4,216 ft
      #4,003#877955
      Horse2397 miles16,007 ft38 miles4,216 ft
      #449#334105
      Hike2599 miles16,076 ft38 miles4,216 ft
      #5,811#2,73913250
      Trail Running2499 miles16,076 ft38 miles4,216 ft
      #5,821#2,74011321
      Dirtbike/Moto1469 miles7,070 ft23 miles4,216 ft
      #285#188616
      ATV/ORV/OHV1469 miles7,070 ft23 miles4,216 ft
      #165#100613
      Snowshoe1875 miles14,255 ft32 miles4,216 ft
      #312#184431
      Nordic Ski1468 miles11,076 ft27 miles4,216 ft
      #157#106431
      • By evasive MBG & contributors
      • Admins: MBG, BikeHelena, wyomont
      • #13835 - 4,502 views

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