5 miles
Distance
242 ft
Climb
-1,618 ft
Descent
00:32:39
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of South Fork Strawberry Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    North Elkhorns
    Helena, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May - Sept
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #17706 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2012

The Pinecrest downhill features dozens of whoops in the main trail tread, and a number of optional features along the side of the trail. There are three small creek crossings.

Access Info

To start the climb, exit I-15 at the Montana City exit and follow MT-282 under the interstate until you reach parking along the frontage road just before Pinecrest Road. The downhill begins off Warm Springs Creek Road.

Access on private Haab Ranch property is seasonally restricted in the spring; please respect any posted closures.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for South Fork Strawberry bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,376 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,160 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,561 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,536 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,160 ft
  • Grade
    -5.754%
  • Grade max
    -50.501%
  • Grade min
    14.566%
  • Distance climb
    4,474 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,781 ft
  • Avg time
    00:32:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:07
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Status:
on Sep 30, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.3 (7 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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  • 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
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      South Fork... Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 30, 2018 @ 1:51pm
      Sep 30, 2018
      Sep 17, 2018 @ 1:00pm
      Sep 17, 2018
      Dead elk between lower post gate and last river crossing. Beware of predators.
      Jul 26, 2018 @ 8:07pm
      Jul 26, 2018
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 4:30pm
      Jun 26, 2018
      3 trees down, greasy in spots, creeks are high
      Apr 27, 2018 @ 4:11pm
      Apr 27, 2018
      Lower section is closed until May 20 like usual. Upper section needs some major chainsaw work in addition to the many snow drifts.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 168 rides
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      Photos

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      Apr 27, 2018 @ 4:13pm
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      South Fork Strawberry
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      Apr 22, 2017 @ 10:08pm
      Apr 22, 2017
      South Fork Strawberry
      270 |
      May 25, 2016 @ 6:09pm
      May 25, 2016
      South Fork Strawberry

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