1 miles
Distance
285 ft
Climb
-559 ft
Descent
00:07:37
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Waterline Trail

Waterline Trail 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
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Jan - Dec
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #17261 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager
    City of Helena

The Waterline Trail is the flattest trail in Helena, as it runs along the grade of an old water supply line. The grade slopes very slightly to the north, towards town. It is a favorite with beginner riders, walkers, and trail runners.

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More Stats for Waterline Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -274 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,297 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,572 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,572 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,299 ft
  • Grade
    -3.896%
  • Grade max
    -116.954%
  • Grade min
    46.252%
  • Distance climb
    2,324 ft
  • Distance down
    3,251 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,449 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:51
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Status:
on Oct 25, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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
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      Waterline Trail Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:07pm
      Oct 25, 2018
      reporter Restoring status to green now that conditions are dry.
      Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:04pm
      Oct 25, 2018
      reporter
      Oct 9, 2018 @ 3:30pm
      Oct 9, 2018
      Oct 4, 2018 @ 6:17pm
      Oct 4, 2018
      Sep 27, 2018 @ 12:30pm
      Sep 27, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 79 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 596 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Sep 10, 2018 @ 7:24am
      Sep 10, 2018
      Waterline Trail, Helena
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      Sep 10, 2018 @ 7:20am
      Sep 10, 2018
      Waterline Trail, Helena

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag lyophilization (Apr 17, 2017 at 15:43)
       I took this as a easy way back to the car after a long ride and really enjoyed it. The grade is barely downhill, so you pedal most of the way, but you've mostly got good views and straight trail that you can cruise down. I wouldn't expect anything great, but if you want a chill cruise back down the hill, it's not bad.
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