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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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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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Trail Difficulties
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  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • 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
      Land Status: National Forest
      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
      • 9
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      • 5
      • 3

      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 4, 2020

      Horse Stats

      Global Ranking
      #241
      State Ranking
      #180
      Trails (view details)
      23
      Trails Mountain Bike
      24
      Trails E-Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      23
      Trails Trail Running
      24
      Trails Horse
      23
      Trails Dirtbike
      14
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      14
      Trails Snowshoe
      14
      Trails Nordic Ski
      14
      Total Distance
      92 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      39 miles
      Total Descent
      17,106 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,150 ft
      Reports
      83

      Photos of York

      9 |
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 7:02pm
      Sep 13, 2020
      4 |
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 7:02pm
      Sep 13, 2020
      8 |
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 7:02pm
      Sep 13, 2020
      241 |
      Jun 6, 2016 @ 7:14am
      Jun 6, 2016

      Videos of York

      York dh
      4:02 | 149 | Apr 24, 2016
      Montana Part 1 Butte and Helena Mountain Biking
      28:45 | 16 | Oct 11, 2020 , Helena
      York 38 Special 2013
      364 | Jun 13, 2016 , Helena

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Trout Creek Trail
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 9:58am
      Oct 4, 2020
      Dryevasive MBGMountain Bike
      Hidden Valley Road
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 9:58am
      Oct 4, 2020
      Dryevasive MBGMountain Bike
      Beartrap Gulch Trail
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 9:58am
      Oct 4, 2020
      Dryevasive MBGMountain Bike
      Hanging Valley Trail
      May 26, 2020 @ 5:01pm
      May 26, 2020
      IdealMattinButte ATSMountain Bike The only place you will find mud or snow...
      Devils View
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 9:34am
      Apr 28, 2020
      DryJradley MBGMountain Bike Dusty in spots.
      Centennial Gulch
      Apr 21, 2020 @ 8:10am
      Apr 21, 2020
      IdealJradley MBGMountain Bike
      Sawmill Gulch
      Sep 19, 2018 @ 1:25pm
      Sep 19, 2018
      DryJradley MBGMountain Bike Small tree down across trail, can ride...
      Beaver Creek Road
      Aug 25, 2018 @ 7:23am
      Aug 25, 2018
      DrypsndnMountain Bike
      Indian Creek Road
      Jul 23, 2018 @ 11:59am
      Jul 23, 2018
      Dryevasive MBGMountain Bike
      Trail Gulch
      Nov 1, 2017 @ 11:24am
      Nov 1, 2017
      Snow Coveredevasive MBGMountain Bike First real snowfall of 2017/18

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #603372evasivevotetrailHanging Valley Trail
      Nov 10, 2020 @ 11:50am
      Nov 10, 2020
      user #1337994Reid2905riddentrailHanging Valley Trail
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 10:48pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      user #1220253wyomontupdatetrailCentennial Gulch and 5 more
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 9:26am
      Oct 4, 2020
      user #1304100zinexovotetrailHidden Valley Road and 2 more
      Oct 3, 2020 @ 2:23pm
      Oct 3, 2020
      user #1304100zinexocommenttrailBeartrap Gulch Trail
      Oct 3, 2020 @ 2:22pm
      Oct 3, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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
      user #1119553nicholasryantrailBeartrap Gulch TrailThis reminds me of an old school ride: after a...
      Feb 1, 2016 @ 5:46pm
      Feb 1, 2016

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      • By evasiveTrailforks Pro Subscriber MBG & contributors
      • Admins: MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, wyomont, MBG, BikeHelena, wyomont
      • #13835 - 2,276 views

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