7 miles
1,257 ft
-3,616 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
    Big Belts
    Helena, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

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!

Access Info

The lower trailhead is clearly signed on Avalanche Gulch Road, off Canyon Ferry Road east of Helena.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bilk Mountain Trail #232 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,359 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,544 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,169 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,904 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,544 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,200 ft
  • Avg time
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on Nov 1, 2017
Snow Covered
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Bilk Mountain... Trail Reports

Nov 1, 2017 @ 11:23am
Nov 1, 2017
reporter First real snowfall of 2017/18
Jun 20, 2017 @ 8:28pm
Jun 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 @ 10:00am
May 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!
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May 28, 2017 @ 10:27am
May 28, 2017
Bilk Mountain Trail #232

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Bilk Mountain Loop
14 miles

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