12 miles
Distance
4,245 ft
Climb
-4,246 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Looking for a big day in the mountains, with primitive trails and commanding views of the Helena region? Look no farther than Casey Peak! It's hard to believe a backcountry ride like this can be found only a few miles from Helena, but here it is. Expect some hike-a-bike on the spur trail leading to the Casey Peak summit. Take the McClellan Creek Road southeast from Montana City, and park near the confluence with East Fork McClellan Creek.

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1 Review & Comments

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flag a406 (Sep 19, 2018 at 15:18)
 Fun loop, we did it clockwise and would recommend going that way.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    11
More Stats for Casey Peak mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,090 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,096 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,094 ft
  • Grade
    -0.003%
  • Grade max
    -50.475%
  • Grade min
    48.202%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,262 ft
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
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      Elkhorn Mtns Helena
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      Teepee Creek Tr to McLellan Creek Tr
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      Casey Peak
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      Oct 4, 2018
      Descent off Casey Peak, Elkhorn Mtns

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