1 miles
Distance
63 ft
Climb
-762 ft
Descent
00:07:13
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Emmett's Trail

Emmett's Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #12892 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 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
    -699 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,626 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,325 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,325 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,626 ft
  • Grade
    -9.812%
  • Grade max
    -45.809%
  • Grade min
    23.722%
  • Distance climb
    1,076 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    68 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:35
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Status:
on Jul 24, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (9 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • 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

  • 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
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      Emmett's Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 24, 2019 @ 8:30am
      Jul 24, 2019
      reporter
      Apr 20, 2019 @ 10:51am
      Apr 20, 2019
      reporter Per report- small drifts, should clear off soon.
      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
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 72 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 755 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      4 |
      Aug 5, 2019 @ 2:22pm
      Aug 5, 2019
      67 |
      May 2, 2017 @ 6:37am
      May 2, 2017
      249 |
      Oct 21, 2014 @ 7:32am
      Oct 21, 2014

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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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