4,330 ft
Distance
347 ft
Climb
-105 ft
Descent
00:10:32
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Rodney Ridge - Cox Lake Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • AKA
    Lupine Drive climb
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    April - November
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #34788 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is the traditional approach to Top of the World, the highest point on Rodney Ridge. The climb is moderate until the last chicane and switchback

Access Info

This trail crosses private land and is accessed via a private driveway. Please respect the landowners in order to preserve access to this valued area. This is a residential neighborhood; please DO NOT park in the Cox Lake or Lupine Drive area.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Rodney Ridge - Cox Lake bike trail
  • Altitude change
    242 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,972 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,226 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,981 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,223 ft
  • Grade
    5.589%
  • Grade max
    -14.923%
  • Grade min
    31.179%
  • Distance climb
    2,595 ft
  • Distance down
    1,374 ft
  • Distance flat
    361 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:25
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Status:
on Oct 25, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to rodney-ridge-cox-lake trailhead (46.548730, -112.060450)
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Rodney Ridge -... Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:04pm
Oct 25, 2018
reporter
Oct 21, 2018 @ 1:53pm
Oct 21, 2018
Oct 13, 2018 @ 10:11am
Oct 13, 2018
3-4” of snow on the trailer. Fair number of hikers. First fat track.
Sep 7, 2018 @ 4:16pm
Sep 7, 2018
reporter
Aug 21, 2018 @ 6:26pm
Aug 21, 2018
From recent heavy rains, moist and tacky, not muddy...perfect for riding.
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Photos

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Sep 10, 2018 @ 7:18am
Sep 10, 2018
Rodney Ridge - Cox Lake
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May 25, 2017 @ 2:05pm
May 25, 2017
Rodney Ridge - Cox Lake
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May 25, 2017 @ 2:03pm
May 25, 2017
Rodney Ridge - Cox Lake
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Mar 28, 2017 @ 11:55am
Mar 28, 2017
Rodney Ridge - Cox Lake

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