1,572 ft
Distance
163 ft
Climb
00:05:38
Avg time

Pay Dirt Trail 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
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jan - Dec
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #57638 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #30385 in Trail Running
    • #2672 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager
    City of Helena

The Paydirt Trail is one of few trails in the South Hills that features rock steps.

Access Info

There is limited parking available at the south end of Beattie Street, at the neighborhood trailhead.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Pay Dirt Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    163 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,416 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,580 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,416 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,580 ft
  • Grade
    10.4%
  • Grade max
    3.3%
  • Grade min
    30.7%
  • Distance climb
    1,572 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:21
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Status:
on Jul 17, 2021
Very Dry
Avg: 3.65 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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      Pay Dirt Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 8:01pm
      Jul 17, 2021
      reporter Dusty dry everywhere
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 7:24am
      Jun 19, 2021
      New reroute closer to the parking lot is still soft.
      May 28, 2021 @ 7:11am
      May 28, 2021
      reporter The recent snow was just what trails needed.
      May 25, 2021 @ 10:14am
      May 25, 2021
      reporter Recent snow is melting off; conditions will vary depending on aspect, cover, and geology.
      May 22, 2021 @ 10:46am
      May 22, 2021
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 105 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 534 rides
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      Photos

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      20 |
      Jul 18, 2019 @ 9:26am
      Jul 18, 2019
      100 |
      Nov 24, 2017 @ 11:22am
      Nov 24, 2017

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