4,601 ft
Distance
216 ft
Climb
-296 ft
Descent
00:11:20
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Stairway To Heaven - Upper Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #19631 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Upper Stairway to Heaven features a series of nice natural ledges that provide a nice jump at speed.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Stairway To Heaven Trail - Upper bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -80 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,956 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,225 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,036 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,956 ft
  • Grade max
    -47.551%
  • Grade min
    52.667%
  • Distance climb
    1,991 ft
  • Distance down
    1,780 ft
  • Distance flat
    831 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:20
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Status:
on Oct 25, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 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 stairway-to-heaven-trail-upper trailhead (46.555200, -112.084520)
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Stairway To... Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:04pm
Oct 25, 2018
reporter
Oct 19, 2018 @ 4:29pm
Oct 19, 2018
Some mud and pockets of snow on sides of trail but clear. Wakina climb had some ice patches.
May 16, 2018 @ 7:01am
May 16, 2018
reporter
May 2, 2018 @ 8:46pm
May 2, 2018
Apr 24, 2018 @ 12:13pm
Apr 24, 2018
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May 18, 2017 @ 4:55pm
May 18, 2017
Stairway To Heaven Trail - Upper

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag zinexo (May 10, 2017 at 19:16)
 This is one of the most beautiful ridges in the South Hills network, especially at sunset. The 2 rock features are fun too. Only downside is no good continuing descent options on lower stairway or dazed and confused.
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