13 miles
Distance
3,688 ft
Climb
-3,719 ft
Descent
1 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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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
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 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,265 ft
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Beartrap Gulch Trail
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 8:53am
      Sep 24, 2018
      Infrequent puddles
      Trout Creek Trail
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 8:53am
      Sep 24, 2018
      USFS Road 4119
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 8:53am
      Sep 24, 2018
      Occasional mud puddles
      USFS Road 138
      Jul 23, 2018 @ 11:59am
      Jul 23, 2018
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