6.9 miles
Distance
1,224 ft
Climb
-1,274 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

This is a great 2 hour loop with a long buff downhill on the final leg.
Start from the McClellan cr trailhead by riding south on the road across the bridge and up a short hill to an aspen grove on the right. The trail starts on the north edge of the grove and is not marked. You will soon come to a long steep hill which may require some pushing. After topping out, the trail descends into a large meadow. Shortly after crossing the creek, go left (south) and and follow a faint track up the meadow which contains the creek (Maupin). The general rule after this is to stay left the rest of the way up - the trail is rustic, but fairly obvious.
Enjoy the downhill and remember to bear left at the remaining intersections.

Detailed Description
Maupin, Willard, McClellan is a 7 mile less popular intermediate route located near Helena Montana. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 1,224 ft with a max elevation of 5,994 ft then descends -1,274 ft.
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1 Review & Comments

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Belinne (Aug 3, 2020 at 19:52)
Great ride going south to north, but definitely a "where's Waldo" adventure. Plan on spending some time trying to pick the trail back up...
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Maupin, Willard, McClellan mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,112 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,161 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,112 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -39.4%
  • Grade min
    39%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    276 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Willard Creek Trail
Jul 19, 2022 @ 5:14pm
Jul 19, 2022
Rode this one again today. Very pretty trail.
Maupin to Willard
Jul 19, 2022 @ 5:11pm
Jul 19, 2022
This trail is a piece of crap. Tons of downed trees, VERY hard to follow, not at ALL enjoyable. It's nothing more than a pack trail. Don't waste your time. I'd rather have to double back on a real trail than ride this thing.
McClellan Creek - Maupin Creek connector
Jul 19, 2022 @ 5:11pm
Jul 19, 2022
This trail is a piece of crap. Tons of downed trees, VERY hard to follow, not at ALL enjoyable. It's nothing more than a pack trail. Don't waste your time. I'd rather have to double back on a real trail than ride this thing.
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