1.6 miles
Distance
161 ft
Climb
-234 ft
Descent
00:16:02
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
  • 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
    #48040 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #16242 in Trail Running
    • #10199 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 95 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 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -73 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,515 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,712 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,588 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,514 ft
  • Grade
    -0.9%
  • Grade max
    -39.7%
  • Grade min
    22.6%
  • Distance climb
    2,904 ft
  • Distance down
    4,987 ft
  • Distance flat
    607 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:58
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Status:
on Jul 10, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.15 (7 votes)
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 49 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 582 rides
      • Last: Aug 18, 2022

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