1.6 miles
Distance
166 ft
Climb
-230 ft
Descent
00:18:27
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Archery Range Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Archery Range Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #394
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Snow Grooming
    Backcountry
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, CX, Gravel
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Jan - Dec
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #33076 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager

The Archery Range Trail is the easiest trail in the South Hills, and is very popular with beginners. It's a beautiful piece of low-angle singletrack on the flank of Mount Ascension, and can be reached via the Eagle Scout Trail, which is the easiest climbing route in the South Hills. The trail is buff, with long sightlines.

Stay on the trail and don't drop down the hill to Davis Gulch, as there is an archery range below.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Archery Range Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -64 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,521 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,709 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,585 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,521 ft
  • Grade
    -0.8%
  • Grade max
    -20.7%
  • Grade min
    26.8%
  • Distance climb
    2,858 ft
  • Distance down
    4,259 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,234 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:37
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Status:
on May 28, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Archery Range Trail Trail Reports

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      May 28, 2021 @ 7:11am
      May 28, 2021
      reporter The recent snow was just what trails needed.
      May 25, 2021 @ 10:13am
      May 25, 2021
      reporter Recent snow is melting off; conditions will vary depending on aspect, cover, and geology.
      May 22, 2021 @ 10:46am
      May 22, 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.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 23 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 461 rides
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      Photos

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      Dec 10, 2020 @ 4:25pm
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      Dec 10, 2020 @ 4:20pm
      Dec 10, 2020
      24 |
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 6:55am
      Aug 6, 2019
      13 |
      Aug 5, 2019 @ 11:42am
      Aug 5, 2019

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      Like a speeder bike through the trees -...
      8:20 | 131 | May 5, 2020 , Helena
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