4,252 ft
Distance
457 ft
Climb
00:12:42
Avg time

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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #51852 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #5270 in Trail Running
    • #2653 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Year Opened
    2006
  • Land Owner
    City of Helena

2006 Trail is the primary access to the summit of Mount Ascension and the top of the Entertainment Trail. The trail was built in 2006, and the name was chosen as an echo of 1906 Trail on Mount Helena. Seven switchbacks take you to the saddle, and from there an old two-track goes to the top of the climb. The climb is variable, with several steep pitches between switchbacks, and several moderate ones. Alternate access to 2006 is from the top of Arrowroot Drive.

The southern portion of the trail connects to Arrowroot Drive. This stretch is lower gradient, and includes a couple of rock outcrops.

Trivia: Mount Ascension is actually the lower summit to the north of the saddle. The higher summit at the top of the climb is unnamed.

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More Stats for 2006 Trail (north side) multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    457 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,748 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,204 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,748 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,203 ft
  • Grade
    10.7%
  • Grade max
    2.3%
  • Grade min
    27.9%
  • Distance climb
    4,252 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:17
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on May 26, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 3.3 (7 votes)
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      2006 Trail... Trail Reports

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      May 26, 2024 @ 3:20am
      May 26, 2024
      May 10, 2024 @ 4:55pm
      May 10, 2024
      reporter 2" slush + 70* day = hero dirt
      May 10, 2024 @ 8:12am
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      Apr 23, 2024 @ 9:45am
      Apr 23, 2024
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      Apr 15, 2024 @ 11:00am
      Apr 15, 2024
      reporter Good to go.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 26 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 293 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 3,000 rides
      • Last: Jun 16, 2024

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