2,521 ft
Distance
405 ft
Climb
-12 ft
Descent
5,103 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding Area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, CX, Gravel
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager
    City of Helena

Upper Prairie Trail is densely wooded and features very tight switchbacks and lots of roots. It's also one of the steeper trails in the South Hills. It's a fun descent, but a beast of a climb. It's also a popular hiking trail, so be alert.

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More Stats for Prairie Trail - Upper bike trail
  • Altitude change
    393 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,711 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,711 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,103 ft
  • Grade
    15.579%
  • Grade max
    -18.77%
  • Grade min
    44.033%
  • Distance climb
    2,206 ft
  • Distance down
    181 ft
  • Distance flat
    134 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
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