13 miles
Distance
2,381 ft
Climb
-3,254 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This is a locals' favorite way to add a little more to a Trail Rider shuttle to the Mount Helena Ridge. As long as you're already on the Ridge, it doesn't take much more climbing to get to the summit of Mount Helena for a rowdy Hogsback - Backside ride. And it's an easy pedal back out to Show Me the Horse.

This route starts at the Trail Rider drop-off point at Prospector Gulch Road, and ends at the Park Avenue Building parking lot. The Trail Rider picks up from the Women's Mural on Broadway. The schedule is available at the Bike Helena website.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Mount Helena Ridge - Hogsback - Horse mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -873 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,150 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,024 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,150 ft
  • Grade
    -1.256%
  • Grade max
    -46.047%
  • Grade min
    42.385%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,111 ft
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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