1 miles
Distance
743 ft
Climb
-37 ft
Descent
00:21:24
Avg time
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McKelvey Trail Details

  • Riding area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    City of Helena

McKelvey Trail is one of the most commonly used routes onto the Mount Helena Ridge, particularly for riders headed out to Show Me the Horse Trail. The climb is moderate for most of the length, but steepens considerably in the last few hundred yards.

Access Info

There is a city parking lot at the base of the McKelvey Trail.

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More Stats for McKelvey Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    706 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,322 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,031 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,322 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,029 ft
  • Grade
    11.02%
  • Grade max
    -64.156%
  • Grade min
    55.829%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    340 ft
  • Distance flat
    788 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:17
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Status:
on Nov 13, 2017
Snow Packed
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)

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McKelvey Trail Trail Reports

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Nov 13, 2017 @ 7:03am
Nov 13, 2017
reporter Packed, grippy and FAST. Great fun.
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
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Aug 17, 2017 @ 7:36am
Aug 17, 2017
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Routes with this trail

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Montana Enduro Series: Helenduro 2016 race
14 miles
Helenduro 2017 race
19 miles

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