4,963 ft
Distance
316 ft
Climb
-82 ft
Descent
00:14:39
Avg time

Mt Ascension Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    April - November
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #32103 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mt Ascension Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    234 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,968 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,212 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,977 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,212 ft
  • Grade
    4.723%
  • Grade max
    -36.155%
  • Grade min
    41.217%
  • Distance climb
    2,843 ft
  • Distance down
    1,166 ft
  • Distance flat
    954 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:08
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Status:
on Oct 25, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to mt-ascension-loop trailhead (46.569470, -112.032030)
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Mt Ascension Loop Trail Reports

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Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:04pm
Oct 25, 2018
reporter
Jul 23, 2018 @ 10:40am
Jul 23, 2018
reporter A little loose post-PPLT work to widen the tread slightly, but not bad.
May 16, 2018 @ 7:01am
May 16, 2018
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May 4, 2018 @ 6:03am
May 4, 2018
Apr 24, 2018 @ 12:13pm
Apr 24, 2018
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Oct 4, 2018 @ 7:13am
Oct 4, 2018
Mt Ascension Loop, Helena
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Sep 10, 2018 @ 2:03pm
Sep 10, 2018
Mt Ascension Loop, Helena
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Sep 10, 2018 @ 2:02pm
Sep 10, 2018
Mt Ascension Loop, Helena
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Sep 10, 2018 @ 2:02pm
Sep 10, 2018
Mt Ascension Loop, Helena

Routes with this trail

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Eddye McClure Loop
7 miles
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3 miles
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Helenduro 2017 race
19 miles

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