2,425 ft
Distance
9 ft
Climb
-316 ft
Descent
00:02:26
Avg time
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Details

  • Riding Area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #48158 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Lower Stairway to Heaven features a number of old-school tight switchbacks that are difficult to see when descending at speed.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Stairway To Heaven Trail - Lower bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -307 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,649 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,955 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,955 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,649 ft
  • Grade
    -12.642%
  • Grade max
    -35.192%
  • Grade min
    7.58%
  • Distance climb
    148 ft
  • Distance down
    2,179 ft
  • Distance flat
    98 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:26
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:16
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Status:
on Oct 25, 2018
Dry
Avg: 1.35 (3 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 stairway-to-heaven-trail-lower trailhead (46.565030, -112.074960)
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Stairway To... Trail Reports

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Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:04pm
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May 16, 2018 @ 7:01am
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Apr 24, 2018 @ 12:13pm
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Nov 1, 2017 @ 11:24am
Nov 1, 2017
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Apr 7, 2017 @ 7:04am
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag lyophilization (Apr 17, 2017 at 15:35)
 Just bad trail building here. No line of sight and tight switch backs. Just when you think you can open it up, you're thrown a switchback with no warning. Probably too steep to make for a fun climb also.
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