4,888 ft
Distance
283 ft
Climb
-39 ft
Descent
00:13:13
Avg time

Mt Ascension Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Snow Grooming
    Backcountry
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, CX, Gravel
  • 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
    Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #74308 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #11630 in Trail Running
    • #6033 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Year Opened
    2010
  • Land Manager
    City of Helena

The Mount Ascension Loop Trail runs along a densely wooded slope on the north side of Mount Ascension. The trees are tighter here than on any other trail in the South Hills, so watch your bars. After the trail crosses the Mount Ascension Ridge and into a south-facing slope, it opens up considerably and rolls along a more open hillside in lazy switchbacks that climb to the saddle.

The Mount Ascension Loop trail offers an alternative way to the top of Mount Ascension and the Entertainment Trail. it is longer but milder than climbing 2006. It runs from the fourth switchback on the 2006 trail, and rejoins it at the saddle behind Mount Ascension. The Loop Trail also intersects the Eddy McClure Trail just below the saddle.

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More Stats for Mt Ascension Loop bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    244 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,953 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,213 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,969 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,213 ft
  • Grade
    5%
  • Grade max
    -8.1%
  • Grade min
    21.9%
  • Distance climb
    3,527 ft
  • Distance down
    922 ft
  • Distance flat
    397 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:05
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on May 4, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 72 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 815 rides
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      Photos

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      92 |
      Apr 20, 2020 @ 12:43pm
      Apr 20, 2020
      45 |
      Oct 4, 2018 @ 7:13am
      Oct 4, 2018
      24 |
      Sep 10, 2018 @ 2:03pm
      Sep 10, 2018
      280 |
      Oct 26, 2014 @ 2:49pm
      Oct 26, 2014

      Routes with this trail

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      titledistance
      Eddye McClure Loop7 miles
      All Them Ridges24 miles
      Upper Mount Ascension3 miles
      Upper Mount A Nordic Tour4 miles

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