4,298 ft
Distance
495 ft
Climb
-21 ft
Descent
00:13:02
Avg time

Details

  • 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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #34218 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Year Opened
    2006
  • Land Manager
    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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 2006 Trail (north side) bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    474 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,739 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,213 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,739 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,213 ft
  • Grade
    11.022%
  • Grade max
    -8.296%
  • Grade min
    41.268%
  • Distance climb
    3,684 ft
  • Distance down
    327 ft
  • Distance flat
    214 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:07
  • view trail stats
Status:
on May 5, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.3 (7 votes)

view (1,363)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
      Directions to 2006-trail-north-side trailhead (46.572460, -112.030880)
      update trails status or condition

      2006 Trail... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 5, 2021 @ 10:44am
      May 5, 2021
      reporter
      Apr 30, 2021 @ 5:29pm
      Apr 30, 2021
      Mar 25, 2021 @ 11:09am
      Mar 25, 2021
      reporter Trails may be frozen early, but they need more time to dry.
      Feb 28, 2021 @ 12:25pm
      Feb 28, 2021
      Jan 30, 2021 @ 1:03pm
      Jan 30, 2021
      reporter
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 21 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 66 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,069 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      17 |
      Jul 23, 2020 @ 5:45pm
      Jul 23, 2020
      9 |
      Mar 30, 2020 @ 9:33am
      Mar 30, 2020
      156 |
      Apr 19, 2017 @ 12:19pm
      Apr 19, 2017
      331 |
      Oct 26, 2014 @ 2:49pm
      Oct 26, 2014

      Routes with this trail

      more »
      titleratingdistance
      Eddye McClure Loop
      7 miles
      Mount Ascension: Entertainment / Little Moab
      5 miles
      Upper Mount Ascension
      3 miles
      4 Ridges
      19 miles

      Reviews / Comments

      No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
      Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.


      Post a Comment



      Videos

      no videos have been added for 2006 Trail (north side) yet, add a video.
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.