1 miles
Distance
260 ft
Climb
-345 ft
Descent
00:14:17
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Dump Out Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Dump Out Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • AKA
    Contour Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year-round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #31063 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager
    City of Helena

Dump Out Trail is the rockiest trail in the South Hills network, making it a love-it-or-hate-it affair for locals. The trail runs along the eastern flank of Mount Helena, rising slightly to the south. Much of the trail is in the open and lies on limestone bedrock, so it drains well and doesn't hold snow for long. This makes it a good off-season trail, although there are a few isolated places along the trail that will hold moisture. Dump Out combined with Prospect Shafts Trail is a good option for winter riding in Helena.

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More Stats for Dump Out Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -84 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,422 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,662 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,533 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,449 ft
  • Grade
    -1.345%
  • Grade max
    -65.244%
  • Grade min
    45.055%
  • Distance climb
    2,229 ft
  • Distance down
    2,646 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,385 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:17
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Status:
on Apr 16, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (5 votes)

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

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to dump-out-trail trailhead (46.584220, -112.053740)
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      Dump Out Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 16, 2019 @ 2:09pm
      Apr 16, 2019
      Dry on Monday 4/15/19
      Apr 8, 2019 @ 1:43pm
      Apr 8, 2019
      Contour/Dump Out is dry and rideable as of Saturday 4/6. I came up from the McKelvey side - there is about 2-300 yards of snow/ice to hike through...
      Mar 4, 2019 @ 2:01pm
      Mar 4, 2019
      reporter
      Feb 28, 2019 @ 1:00pm
      Feb 28, 2019
      Jan 24, 2019 @ 11:20am
      Jan 24, 2019
      reporter 6" of snow on January 23
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 149 rides
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      Photos

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      May 2, 2019 @ 2:15pm
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      Nov 24, 2017 @ 11:38am
      Nov 24, 2017
      50 |
      Nov 24, 2017 @ 11:37am
      Nov 24, 2017
      102 |
      Mar 28, 2017 @ 11:35am
      Mar 28, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      Helenduro 2017 race
      19 miles

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