3 miles
Distance
376 ft
Climb
-943 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
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Lava Mountain Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike
    • ATV/ORV/OHV
  • Riding Area
    Helena
    Helena, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #244
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #80229 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in ATVing/Offroading

Lava Mountain Trail #244 runs approximately 7 miles from Forest Road 4009 to Forest Road 692. The trail is primarily used as an OHV route, although the Great Divide Route passes along it. The northern half is trail and the southern half is primitive road.

More Stats for Lava Mountain Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -567 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,550 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,117 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,550 ft
  • Grade
    -3.189%
  • Grade max
    -26.216%
  • Grade min
    24.979%
  • Distance climb
    5,199 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    953 ft
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Status:
on Nov 1, 2017
Snow Covered
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 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 Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Lava Mountain Trail Trail Reports

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      Nov 1, 2017 @ 11:24am
      Nov 1, 2017
      reporter First real snowfall of 2017/18
      Sep 18, 2017 @ 1:00pm
      Sep 18, 2017
      Sep 16, 2017 @ 11:37am
      Sep 16, 2017
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 39 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 73 miles avg distance
      All
      • 6 rides
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