1 miles
Distance
564 ft
Climb
-131 ft
Descent
00:21:14
Avg time

2006 Trail Details

  • Riding area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    433 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,739 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,233 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,739 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,172 ft
  • Grade
    6.379%
  • Grade max
    -19.548%
  • Grade min
    40.979%
  • Distance climb
    4,873 ft
  • Distance down
    1,626 ft
  • Distance flat
    288 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:59
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Status:
on Apr 7, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3 (4 votes)

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2006 Trail Trail Reports

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Apr 7, 2017 @ 7:04am
Apr 7, 2017
reporter
Mar 27, 2017 @ 7:10am
Mar 27, 2017
reporter Trails are drying out fast at the end of March
Mar 23, 2017 @ 4:27pm
Mar 23, 2017
reporter The northern half (frontside of Mt. Ascension) is clear and nearly dry. The southern half coming up from Arrowroot is still wet and snowy.
Mar 15, 2017 @ 11:13am
Mar 15, 2017
reporter With warm conditions, trails are muddy in many places. Use caution and restraint.
Mar 13, 2017 @ 4:44pm
Mar 13, 2017
reporter Snow is melting in areas- watch for muddy patches
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Apr 19, 2017 @ 12:19pm
Apr 19, 2017
2006 Trail, Helena
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Oct 26, 2014 @ 2:49pm
Oct 26, 2014
2006 Trail, Helena

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