7 miles
949 ft
-2,594 ft
1 miles
High Point

This is one of our favorite routes in Helena and is featured in Freehub Magazine's Montana Photo Book: Issue 8.3. You can mix up any of the different trails to create a perfect route for your desired time frame.

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More Stats for Freehub Magazine: MacDonald Pass mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,645 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,791 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,436 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,791 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,626 ft
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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail 337
Jul 6, 2018 @ 5:00pm
Jul 6, 2018
Still clear of trees as of Friday 6/6. A few wet patches on the latter half of the climb to the meadow. reporter
Switchback Ridge Trail
Jul 6, 2018 @ 5:00pm
Jul 6, 2018
Still clear of trees as of Friday 6/6. reporter
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