1 miles
Distance
44 ft
Climb
-866 ft
Descent
00:06:30
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Show-Me-The-Horse Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • AKA
    Horse Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    April - November
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #1326 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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.

Disclaimer

West Main Street is closed to bikes until fall due to construction. Riders descending Horse will need to climb back out of Grizzly Gulch.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Show-Me-The-Horse Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -822 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,454 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,276 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,276 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,454 ft
  • Grade
    -10.67%
  • Grade max
    -35.336%
  • Grade min
    17.022%
  • Distance climb
    859 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    442 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:50
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Status:
on Oct 25, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.8 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
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 showmethehorse-trail trailhead (46.576050, -112.098780)
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... Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:04pm
Oct 25, 2018
reporter
Oct 16, 2018 @ 7:30am
Oct 16, 2018
Sep 27, 2018 @ 12:30pm
Sep 27, 2018
Sep 20, 2018 @ 2:16pm
Sep 20, 2018
Nice and tacky from recent precip
Aug 12, 2018 @ 7:09am
Aug 12, 2018
reporter Watch out for the left turn into the meadow- it’s soft and deep.
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Photos

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Jul 1, 2018 @ 10:35am
Jul 1, 2018
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May 6, 2018 @ 8:36pm
May 6, 2018
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Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:35am
Dec 12, 2016
Show-Me-The-Horse Trail
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Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:32am
Dec 12, 2016
Show-Me-The-Horse Trail

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