3,225 ft
Distance
196 ft
Climb
-117 ft
Descent
00:07:04
Avg time

Prickly Pear 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
  • Snow Grooming
    Backcountry
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, CX, Gravel
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Jan - Dec
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #38180 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager
    City of Helena

The eastern half of the Prickly Pear Trail runs behind the Rocky Road Ridge. It is singletrack, with some tight switchbacks as it climbs away from Lime Kiln Drive.

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More Stats for Prickly Pear Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    79 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,438 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,632 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,438 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,518 ft
  • Grade
    2.5%
  • Grade max
    -19.2%
  • Grade min
    19.3%
  • Distance climb
    1,998 ft
  • Distance down
    981 ft
  • Distance flat
    246 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:57
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Status:
on May 28, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3 (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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  • One Direction
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      Prickly Pear Trail 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 @ 10:53am
      May 22, 2021
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      May 22, 2021 @ 10:46am
      May 22, 2021
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      May 2, 2021 @ 12:21pm
      May 2, 2021
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      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 104 rides
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