12.6 miles
Distance
3,688 ft
Climb
-3,719 ft
Descent
1.3 miles
High Point

Beartrap Gulch is a classic Helena Loop. Park and start the ride either from the mouth of Beartrap Gulch, or at the Vigilante Campground, which is about 1/4 mile farther down the road. Ride up Trout Creek Trail for about three miles, and then climb USFS Road 138. Turn left onto USFS Road 4119. Climb 4119 until you get to the divide, ignoring all the minor spurs (4119a, 4119b, etc.). The Beartrap Gulch singletrack is on the left, just past the crest of the ridge.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Beartrap Gulch mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,413 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,444 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,414 ft
  • Grade
    -0.046%
  • Grade max
    -81.174%
  • Grade min
    147.681%
  • Distance climb
    6.3 miles
  • Distance down
    5.9 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,265 ft
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Beartrap Gulch Trail
May 8, 2017 @ 6:52am
May 8, 2017
In fantastic condition. reporter
USFS Road 4119
May 8, 2017 @ 6:52am
May 8, 2017
Many patches of snow and mud, but mostly rideable. reporter
Trout Creek Trail
May 8, 2017 @ 6:52am
May 8, 2017
reporter
USFS Road 138
Apr 22, 2017 @ 8:11pm
Apr 22, 2017
Dry with occasional mud spot.
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