The Bilk Mountain Trail #232 starts at the high saddle junction with the Cayuse Mountain Trail #235 and contours below the south side of Bilk Mountain with some small climbs and descents. At the final ridge it begins a long downhill with the top half in rocky open meadows and the bottom half next to a creek. Most of the descent has decent sight lines so you can really let it loose! There are a couple creek crossings and a gate before the trail ends at Avalanche Gulch Road. The trail is blazed with white reflectors, which are helpful in a few grassy spots where it is hard to follow.
Near the bottom there is a very steep pitch with a mandatory drop, be prepared!
The lower trailhead is clearly signed on Avalanche Gulch Road, off Canyon Ferry Road east of Helena.
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More Stats for Bilk Mountain Trail #232 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-2,359 ft
Altitude min4,544 ft
Altitude max7,169 ft
Altitude start6,904 ft
Altitude end4,544 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down5 miles
Distance flat1,200 ft
Avg reverse time00:01:57
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Bilk Mountain... Trail Reports
Nov 1, 2017 @ 11:23amNov 1, 2017
|reporter First real snowfall of 2017/18|
Jun 20, 2017 @ 8:28pmJun 20, 2017
|Some additional downfall and overgrowth in the grassy sections. Still a fun descent, however. Would be a really nice trail if it saw more use!|
May 28, 2017 @ 10:00amMay 28, 2017
|The XC half of this trail has some spots of challenging downfall. Fortunately, the descent has none so it is very fast and super fun!|
Routes with this trail
|Bilk Mountain Loop||14 miles|
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