1 miles
Distance
65 ft
Climb
-776 ft
Descent
00:07:18
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Emmett's Trail

Emmett's Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, CX, Gravel
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #12892 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Emmett's Trail runs along the ridge above the old Mini Ridge road. It's the longest sustained downhill in the South Hills, and with Mini Ridge right next to it, offers a good down-and-back from the Ridge, or a short loop from Grizzly Gulch. E Trail (as it's also known) intersects Mini Ridge at a couple points; stay to the right. Watch your bars - there are some tight trees on this trail, and a few tight switchbacks that come up with little warning.

Disclaimer

West Main Street is closed to bikes until fall due to construction. Riders descending E Trail will need to climb back out of Grizzly Gulch.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Emmett's Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -711 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,615 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,325 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,325 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,615 ft
  • Grade
    -9.743%
  • Grade max
    -45.038%
  • Grade min
    22.714%
  • Distance climb
    1,076 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    68 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:35
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Status:
on Oct 25, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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
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      Emmett's Trail Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 42 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 755 rides
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      Photos

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      May 2, 2017 @ 6:37am
      May 2, 2017
      Emmett's Trail, Driggs
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      Oct 21, 2014 @ 7:32am
      Oct 21, 2014
      Emmett's Trail, Helena

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag evasive MBG (Apr 8, 2016 at 9:25)
       Recent (spring 2016) trail work has added a few berms, and raised others.
      [Reply]

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