1.5 miles
Distance
-792 ft
Descent
00:06:58
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Show-Me-The-Horse Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #378
  • AKA
    Horse Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Snow Grooming
    Backcountry
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    April - November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #1326 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Show-Me-The-Horse is Helena's most popular downhill trail. It starts in open meadows, drops into open ponderosa pine forest, and ends in a tight, wooded gully. The trail empties onto Grizzly Gulch Road, and watch for traffic when exiting. It is not formally directional, and is multi-use, so be on the lookout for trail runners or hikers. There is no parking available at the bottom.

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More Stats for Show-Me-The-Horse Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -792 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,469 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,261 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,261 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,469 ft
  • Grade
    -10.3%
  • Grade max
    -36.3%
  • Grade min
    2.8%
  • Distance climb
    167 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    66 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:33:51
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Status:
on Jul 21, 2021
Very Dry
Avg: 4.8 (15 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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      ... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 6:19pm
      2 days
      reporter
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 8:01pm
      Jul 17, 2021
      reporter Dusty dry everywhere
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 9:20am
      Jul 17, 2021
      reporter Braking bumps are growing
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 8:17am
      Jul 4, 2021
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 6:09pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 196 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,711 rides
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      Photos

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      63 |
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 10:36am
      Sep 18, 2019
      28 |
      Aug 5, 2019 @ 11:41am
      Aug 5, 2019
      24 |
      Aug 5, 2019 @ 11:41am
      Aug 5, 2019
      80 |
      Jul 1, 2018 @ 10:35am
      Jul 1, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      6 miles
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      8 miles
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      11 miles

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      HAMMR412 (Sep 18, 2019 at 10:34)
       Always fun, nothing too technical to be worried about, rather docile, and very beautiful!

      If you like trails that kick your butt, then this is a great beginner trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Kory-King (Jul 20, 2020 at 8:58)
       Its a good trail and all but the best in Montana... basically all the downhill parts of the Bangtail Divide trail were much better than this trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Zgriff71 (Dec 15, 2020 at 10:35)
       Can I get an update on this trail as of 12/15? Thanks!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      evasive MBG (Dec 15, 2020 at 11:13)
       Check for the most recent condition report.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Zgriff71 (Dec 17, 2020 at 10:49)
       I did thanks, I just wasn't sure if anything had changed since we got this warmer weather.
      [Reply]

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      5:42 | 1009 | May 17, 2016 , Helena
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