Hanging Valley is a classic Helena ride. It features a steep climb with a lot of water bars to the Magpie Divide, where you turn left and continue to climb to the rim of Hanging Valley. From that point, there is a steep descent into Hanging Valley, which becomes unrideable at a point which varies according to skill. The very bottom of Hanging Valley provides a cliff-edge view into Trout Creek Canyon below. The climb out of Hanging Valley is steep, and is likely to include some hike-a-bike.
The Hanging Valley trailhead is located in the Vigilante Campground loop. The campground is located at the end of the Trout Creek Road, eight miles past York.
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More Stats for Hanging Valley Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change1,168 ft
Altitude min4,459 ft
Altitude max6,833 ft
Altitude start4,459 ft
Altitude end5,627 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat1,190 ft
Avg reverse time01:21:17
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Hanging Valley Trail Trail Reports
Nov 1, 2017 @ 11:24amNov 1, 2017
|reporter First real snowfall of 2017/18|
Sep 18, 2017 @ 1:00pmSep 18, 2017
Sep 16, 2017 @ 11:37amSep 16, 2017
Jul 26, 2017 @ 9:06pmJul 26, 2017
|A few dozen trees down.....including a huge tree at the overlook|
Jul 3, 2017 @ 4:34pmJul 3, 2017
|About 10 trees down - all are easy to bypass.|
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