6.9 miles
1,224 ft
-1,274 ft
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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  • Direction
    Both Directions
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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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    276 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Maupin to Willard
Jun 26, 2022 @ 12:37pm
Jun 26, 2022
Nicely overgrown.
Willard Creek Trail
Jun 19, 2022 @ 1:22pm
Jun 19, 2022
McClellan Creek is flowing fast and deep; difficult to cross without ending up very wet.
McClellan Creek - Maupin Creek connector
Aug 3, 2020 @ 7:46am
Aug 3, 2020
Definitely faint but still discernable in most places. There are a number of forks in the path that head off in the wrong direction, so make sure you have a good GPS map.
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