3,484 ft
Distance
310 ft
Climb
-3 ft
Descent
00:12:48
Avg time
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  • USFS
    Land Manager

Pinchot Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #390
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Snow Grooming
    Backcountry
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #65097 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #6251 in Trail Running
    • #14625 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Owner
    USFS

The Pinchot Trail was re-routed in 2016 to provide an easier grade to the shoulder of Rodney Ridge. This trail has long sweeping switchbacks on a timbered north-facing slope.

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More Stats for Pinchot Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    307 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,739 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,049 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,739 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,046 ft
  • Grade
    8.8%
  • Grade max
    -3.5%
  • Grade min
    21.7%
  • Distance climb
    3,225 ft
  • Distance down
    112 ft
  • Distance flat
    151 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:29
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on Jan 7, 2024
Snow Covered
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      Pinchot Trail Trail Reports

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      Jan 7, 2024 @ 6:09pm
      Jan 7, 2024
      reporter Snowfall on January 7
      Jan 7, 2024 @ 6:05pm
      Jan 7, 2024
      reporter Snowfall on January 7
      Nov 9, 2023 @ 6:13am
      Nov 9, 2023
      Nov 8, 2023 @ 4:41am
      Nov 8, 2023
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      Sep 23, 2023 @ 6:32am
      Sep 23, 2023
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 161 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,034 rides
      • Last: Feb 23, 2024

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      Jun 27, 2023 @ 9:02pm
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      Dec 10, 2020 @ 4:18pm
      Dec 10, 2020
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      Aug 6, 2019 @ 6:35am
      Aug 6, 2019

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