1,555 ft
Distance
-291 ft
Descent
00:08:13
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Hogsback Trail

Hogsback Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Year-round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17213 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager
    City of Helena

Hogsback Trail is a fall line trail with numerous water bar drops and off-camber sections, and the substrate is loose limestone rubble. As with all South Hills trails, it is multiple use, and Mount Helena is a popular hiking area. Remember to yield to hikers

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More Stats for Hogsback Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -291 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,161 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,452 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,452 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,161 ft
  • Grade max
    -41.029%
  • Grade min
    -3.012%
  • Distance down
    1,555 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:31
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Status:
on Apr 19, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.2 (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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  • > 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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  • popular
  • less popular
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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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      Hogsback Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 19, 2019 @ 2:22pm
      Apr 19, 2019
      Apr 8, 2019 @ 1:49pm
      Apr 8, 2019
      Just a couple tiny patches of snow left - it rode great on Saturday and Sunday this weekend and should be completely dry within the week.
      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
      • 2 rides
      • 4 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 36 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 437 rides
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      Photos

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      May 30, 2018 @ 9:07am
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      141 |
      May 30, 2018 @ 9:07am
      May 30, 2018

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