2,831 ft
Distance
55 ft
Climb
-152 ft
Descent
00:04:50
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Backcountry Ski
  • Riding Area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager
    City of Helena

The western half of Prickly Pear Trail follows an old subdivision road across the foot of Mount Ascension.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Prickly Pear Trail (doubletrack) bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -97 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,410 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,552 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,507 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,410 ft
  • Grade
    -3.418%
  • Grade max
    -23.844%
  • Grade min
    15.019%
  • Distance climb
    1,115 ft
  • Distance down
    1,572 ft
  • Distance flat
    144 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:50
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Status:
on May 28, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 2 (1 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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  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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      Prickly Pear... Trail Reports

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      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
      May 2, 2021 @ 12:21pm
      May 2, 2021
      reporter
      Mar 25, 2021 @ 11:09am
      Mar 25, 2021
      reporter Trails may be frozen early, but they need more time to dry.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 17 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 32 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Ascension Loop
      6 miles

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