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55 mi 89 km of trail 5 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 2 Trails Intermediate Trails 20 Trails Hard Trails 10 Trails

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Recommended Routes in Helena National Forest - 5

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Favorite Enjoy the wild flowers as you climb the south flank of Mt. Helena.
Intermediate

Mt Helena Ridge Ride

7.9 mi 12.7 km 874' Up 266.25 m Up 1,706' Down 520.1 m Down

Helena…, MT
Favorite Rocky fast descent through Elk horns mts
Difficult

Muskrat Creek Trail

13.6 mi 21.9 km 3,070' Up 935.77 m Up 3,069' Down 935.54 m Down

Boulder, MT
Favorite View across the meadow near MacDonald Pass.
Difficult

MacDonald Pass

6.8 mi 11.0 km 666' Up 202.98 m Up 2,299' Down 700.66 m Down

Helena…, MT
Favorite Approaching Top of the World from the Cox Lake side. View to the SE.
Intermediate

Rodney Ridge: Top of the World to Rent Money

8.0 mi 13.0 km 1,144' Up 348.63 m Up 1,157' Down 352.79 m Down

Helena, MT
Favorite CDT on the Front!
Difficult

CDT - Rodgers Pass

27.0 mi 43.4 km 5,007' Up 1526.04 m Up 5,006' Down 1525.76 m Down

Lincoln, MT

Trails in Helena National Forest - 27

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2.4 mi 3.9 km #1Eddye McClure East Trail
Intermediate
Helena, MT
Intermediate
Helena, MT
3.5 mi 5.7 km #2Switchback Ridge Trail
Difficult
Helena West Side, MT
Difficult
Helena West Side, MT
1.4 mi 2.2 km #3Wakina Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Helena, MT
Intermediate
Helena, MT
5.6 mi 9.0 km #4Mt Helena Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Helena West Side, MT
Intermediate
Helena West Side, MT
0.9 mi 1.5 km #5Mt Ascension Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Helena, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Helena, MT
2.0 mi 3.3 km #6Entertainment Trail
Intermediate
Helena, MT
Intermediate
Helena, MT
1.5 mi 2.4 km #7Show-Me-The-Horse Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Helena West Side, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Helena West Side, MT
1.2 mi 2.0 km #8Dump Out Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Helena, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Helena, MT
1.5 mi 2.4 km #9Mini Ridge Trail
Difficult
Helena West Side, MT
Difficult
Helena West Side, MT
1.2 mi 1.9 km #10Aftershock
Intermediate
Helena, MT
Intermediate
Helena, MT
1.5 mi 2.4 km #112006 Trail
Intermediate
Helena, MT
Intermediate
Helena, MT
1.8 mi 2.9 km #12Wakina Sky Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Helena West Side, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Helena West Side, MT
1.7 mi 2.7 km #13Archery Range Trail
Intermediate
Helena, MT
Intermediate
Helena, MT
1.6 mi 2.6 km #14Ambrose
Easy/Intermediate
Helena, MT
Easy/Intermediate
Helena, MT
1.3 mi 2.1 km #15Prospect Shafts
Intermediate
Helena, MT
Intermediate
Helena, MT
0.5 mi 0.8 km #16Eagle Scout Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Helena, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Helena, MT
1.2 mi 2.0 km #17McKelvey Trail
Difficult
Helena, MT
Difficult
Helena, MT
1.6 mi 2.6 km #181906 Trail
Difficult
Helena, MT
Difficult
Helena, MT
1.4 mi 2.2 km #19Waterline Trail
Intermediate
Helena, MT
Intermediate
Helena, MT
1.4 mi 2.2 km #20Prairie Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Helena, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Helena, MT
1.6 mi 2.5 km #21Wakina Sky Road
Intermediate
Helena, MT
Intermediate
Helena, MT
1.5 mi 2.4 km #22Rodney Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Helena, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Helena, MT
2.4 mi 3.8 km #23Arrowroot Drive
Difficult
Helena, MT
Difficult
Helena, MT
3.5 mi 5.6 km #24FS Road 300: Strawberry Creek
Intermediate
Clancy, MT
Intermediate
Clancy, MT
6.8 mi 11.0 km #25Muskrat Creek Trail
Difficult
Boulder, MT
Difficult
Boulder, MT
0.8 mi 1.3 km #26FS Road 226-A1: Shingle Creek
Intermediate
Clancy, MT
Intermediate
Clancy, MT
3.6 mi 5.9 km #27USFS 4WD Trail #293
Difficult
Lincoln, MT
Difficult
Lincoln, MT

Photos of Helena National Forest - 18

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The Mt Helena Ridge has many high meadow sections with amazing views
Aug 4, 2013 near Helena…, MT
Enjoy the wild flowers as you climb the south flank of Mt. Helena.
Jul 16, 2018 near Helena…, MT
First quick meadow traverse after getting to the top of the initial climb to Mt Helena Ridge
Aug 4, 2013 near Helena…, MT
Across the big sky on a long open run on Mt Helena Ridge
Aug 4, 2013 near Helena…, MT
The initial climb up the Mt Helena Ridge trail.
Aug 4, 2013 near Helena…, MT
Singletrack through the trees on Mt. Helena Ridge
May 28, 2016 near Helena…, MT
Super fun down hill that empties into this beautiful valley.
Aug 12, 2020 near Helena, MT
Paradise!  Great Singletrack!
Aug 12, 2020 near Helena, MT