1,587 ft
Distance
-179 ft
Descent
00:02:01
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Top of the World Trail

Top of the World Details

  • Riding Area
    South Hills
    Helena, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    April - November
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17992 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Top of the World runs north from the summit of Rodney Ridge, towards the Rent Money and Pinchot trails. It is an open limestone ridge, with a couple rock outcrops that make good booters. The trail surface is loose limestone rubble. There is one sharp left turn around a limestone cliff near the bottom.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Top of the World bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -179 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,043 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,221 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,221 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,043 ft
  • Grade max
    -61.92%
  • Grade min
    2.457%
  • Distance down
    1,472 ft
  • Distance flat
    116 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:42
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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
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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 top-of-the-world-20423 trailhead (46.557060, -112.059860)
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Top of the World Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:04pm
Oct 25, 2018
reporter
Oct 21, 2018 @ 1:53pm
Oct 21, 2018
Oct 13, 2018 @ 10:11am
Oct 13, 2018
Some freeze thaw. Significant hiker traffic. Few bikes.
Sep 7, 2018 @ 4:16pm
Sep 7, 2018
reporter
Aug 21, 2018 @ 6:26pm
Aug 21, 2018
From recent heavy rains, moist and tacky, not muddy...perfect for riding.
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Photos

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50 |
May 25, 2017 @ 2:06pm
May 25, 2017
Top of the World, Helena
536 |
Apr 6, 2016 @ 7:19am
Apr 6, 2016
Top of the World, Helena
296 |
May 29, 2015 @ 12:16pm
May 29, 2015
Top of the World, Helena
379 |
Apr 13, 2015 @ 2:05pm
Apr 13, 2015
Top of the World, Helena

Routes with this trail

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titleratingdistance
Mount Ascension to Top of the World
11 miles
Mount A to Top of the World
11 miles
Rodney Ridge Route
6 miles
2015 Montana Enduro Series #1: Helenduro race featured
11 miles

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