1 miles
Distance
65 ft
Climb
-776 ft
Descent
00:07:23
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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 mountain 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
    00:07:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:35
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Status:
on May 16, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (6 votes)

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Trail Style
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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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Emmett's Trail Trail Reports

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May 16, 2018 @ 7:01am
May 16, 2018
reporter
May 3, 2018 @ 4:49pm
May 3, 2018
In great shape.
Apr 24, 2018 @ 12:13pm
Apr 24, 2018
reporter
Apr 21, 2018 @ 11:13pm
Apr 21, 2018
Nov 1, 2017 @ 11:24am
Nov 1, 2017
reporter First real snowfall of 2017/18
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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.
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