2,742 ft
Distance
126 ft
Climb
-64 ft
Descent
00:05:55
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Backside Trail

Backside Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #19930 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    City of Helena

The Backside Trail is short but fun, and includes a few small rock features. It's mostly a connection between the Ridge Trail and Hogsback or Prospect Shafts. The grade is fairly level, and the trail offers nice views to the south.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Backside Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    61 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,089 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,162 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,100 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,161 ft
  • Grade
    2.227%
  • Grade max
    -11.331%
  • Grade min
    33.391%
  • Distance climb
    1,535 ft
  • Distance down
    1,100 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:46
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Status:
on Dec 9, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to backside-trail trailhead (46.588300, -112.071430)
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Backside Trail Trail Reports

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Dec 9, 2018 @ 11:18am
Dec 9, 2018
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Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:04pm
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May 16, 2018 @ 7:01am
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Nov 25, 2017 @ 1:10pm
Nov 25, 2017
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Nov 1, 2017 @ 11:23am
Nov 1, 2017
reporter First real snowfall of 2017/18
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Photos

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May 18, 2017 @ 4:53pm
May 18, 2017
Backside Trail, Helena

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