Best trails in Helena National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Helena National Forest, Montana? AllTrails has 29 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 14 moderate trails in Helena National Forest ranging from 3.4 to 18.4 miles and from 4,258 to 9,022 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Crow Creek Falls
Helena National Forest
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 6 m
Crow Creek Falls is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Townsend, Montana that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, runniShow more
#2 - Trout Creek Canyon
Helena National Forest
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 35 m
Trout Creek Canyon is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Helena, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#3 - Missouri River Beaver Creek Trail
Helena National Forest
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
There is parking at the end of the dead end road down by the dam. There are lots of signs and a closed gate at the dam, but you just need to open and walk through the gate.Show more
#4 - Willard Creek Trail
Helena National Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
Willard Creek Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Clancy, Montana that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numberShow more
#5 - Blackfoot Meadows Trail
Helena National Forest
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 4 h 46 m
Blackfoot Meadows Trail is a 10.3 mile out and back trail located near Elliston, Montana and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best Show more
#6 - Edith Baldy Basin Trail
Helena National Forest
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Length: 18.4 mi • Est. 9 h 55 m
Edith Baldy Basin Trail is a 18.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Townsend, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number Show more
#7 - Vigilante National Recreation Trail
Helena National Forest
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 6 h 34 m
Out and back with great views of Helena and the hanging valley.Show more
#8 - Rodney Ridge Trail
Helena National Forest
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
Rodney Ridge Trail is a 6.6 mile out and back trail located near Helena, Montana that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are alShow more
#9 - MacDonald Pass to Priest Pass Via Continental Divide Trail
Helena National Forest
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 6 h 5 m
MacDonald Pass to Priest Pass Via Continental Divide Trail is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Helena, Montana that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as modeShow more
#10 - Mount Helena Ridge Trail via 1906 Trail
Helena National Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 18 m
Note: Dogs have to be LEASHED for the first 20 feet of trail only.Show more
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