3.7 miles
Distance
22 ft
Climb
-1,251 ft
Descent
00:29:54
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    North Elkhorns
    Helena, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Season
    May - Sept
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #41028 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Year Opened
    2012

This trail is a long-standing stock trail that has become quite a popular ride in the last decade. The upper portion is on the Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest, and the bottom half is on private ranch land. 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.

The bottom of the trail crosses private land on the Haab Ranch. DO NOT PARK on private property - there are pullouts on the county road or underneath the interstate. The land owners allow bike access but no hiking/walking. Access is seasonally restricted in the spring; please respect any posted closures.

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for South Fork Strawberry mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,230 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,317 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,565 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,548 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,318 ft
  • Grade
    -6.3%
  • Grade max
    -41%
  • Grade min
    9.8%
  • Distance climb
    663 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    367 ft
  • Avg time
    00:29:54
  • Avg reverse time
    01:47:19
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on Apr 13, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (9 votes)

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      South Fork... Trail Reports

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      Apr 13, 2021 @ 7:35pm
      Apr 13, 2021
      At least 5 large trees down on upper portion.
      Apr 3, 2021 @ 6:00am
      Apr 3, 2021
      reporter The southern portion of this trail crossing the Haab Ranch property is closed April 3 - May 2, 2021.
      Jan 2, 2021 @ 3:04pm
      Jan 2, 2021
      Big saw needed.
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 7:25am
      Oct 8, 2020
      3 trees down on trail. 2 on upper portion, 1 on lower portion. Large tree up top will probably need a chainsaw to remove.
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 5:54pm
      Jul 15, 2020
      There is a small, very angry troll that lives at the bottom of this trail. He really doesn’t like bikes or anything to do with them......
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 12 miles avg distance
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      Strawberry DH before the snow HD2
      0:59 | 924 | Oct 17, 2016 , Helena
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