2,831 ft
Distance
55 ft
Climb
-152 ft
Descent
00:03:38
Avg time

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
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Gravel
  • 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
  • Global Ranking
    #100640 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #30160 in Trail Running
    • #12649 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 80 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) multi-use 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
    00:03:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:50
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Status:
on Jun 19, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 2 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Prickly Pear... Trail Reports

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      Jun 19, 2022 @ 10:38am
      Jun 19, 2022
      Mar 18, 2022 @ 2:35pm
      Mar 18, 2022
      Dec 13, 2021 @ 11:16am
      Dec 13, 2021
      reporter Snow on 12/12/21
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 8:01pm
      Jul 17, 2021
      reporter Dusty dry everywhere
      May 28, 2021 @ 7:11am
      May 28, 2021
      reporter The recent snow was just what trails needed.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 35 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 117 rides
      • Last: Aug 18, 2022

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      Ascension Loop6 miles

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