Explore the most popular hiking trails in Mt Helena City Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Steep climb, great workout to the top. No switch-backs, just straight up but fairly short.

Beautiful trail, panoramic views. No bears, but be on the look-out for (very polite) mountain bikers. Awesome experience! Recommend parking one car at beginning of trail and the other at end of trail. Post-hike beers at Blackfoot Brewery.

28 days ago

Very nice trail for a quick hike. Uphill most of the way up, with a great view of Helena at the top! Hiked 9/20/18.

During our first visit to Helena, we hiked the Powerline trail to the summit and took 1906 down the mountain. Being from the Midwest, I found this first climb to be moderately challenging. I consider myself relatively fit, but have to admit the altitude and steep incline in a short amount of time was not expected. After spending a week in that altitude, I returned to the same hike and did it in half the time.

hiking
2 months ago

It’s a great workout. The trails have changed a lot since I was a kid. The entire mountain used to be covered in trees but beetle kill took out a lot of pine trees and now the mountain doesn’t have a lot of the beauty it once held. It’s still my all time favorite quick hike when I visit home.

horseback riding
2 months ago

Note that most of Mount Helena Park is a City Park, with no horses allowed.

hiking
2 months ago

I have no idea why this trail is rated as hard. It's not. Granted I live at 8,600 feet in Colorado, and do real hiking; but the rating on this is off. We chose to go down Powerline, and then back up it to feel like we worked a bit. As far as conditions, and views, it's pleasant. Don't mean to be negative, I just simply don't agree with the rating.

hiking
2 months ago

This info is wrong, you can take dogs up here without a leash. A leash is only required at the very bottle when coming back into the main entrance. Just make sure your dog is behaved enough to handle it. Great hike, I live at the base so I do it often. Great workout and the views never get old.

trail running
2 months ago

Loved this trail! Perfectly intense. But shaded! And well marked!

2 months ago

Nice views at the summit, great for a sunset hike!

Great trail network just on the edge of town. Stopped in Helena on our way back to Denver and was elated to learn this whole trail system allows dogs off leash as long as they are under voice command!

3 months ago

a little strenuous but definitely worth it! wonderful views!

Fun hike!

mountain biking
3 months ago

I did this trail when I was first learning how to mountain bike and really enjoyed it as a beginner!

on 1906 Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Loved that so much of this Trail is shaded but with some best in class views too! Great cardio for about 50 minutes power walk to top. Saw lots of dogs and older people and youngsters making the trip too- seemed good family hike! Some loose rocks and jagged steps but not so much that you can’t look up and enjoy!

3 months ago

had a blast with my 3 kids (8, 5, 2.5, infant) to the top and back today! the 2.5 year old walked to the top, and I carried her half way down.

hiking
3 months ago

Great views! The cave is neat. More shade along the way. I went up Prospect Shafts and down this way, which was helpful since 1906 is definitely steeper!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike with incredible views! I had to take several breaks along the way up because it was steeper than I imagined. Next time, I’ll hike it in the morning to stay cooler (there’s no shade).

4 months ago

Great trail and well maintained. Can get busy at times, but worth the scenery at the top.

hiking
4 months ago

Great view of Helena

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail. Nice little workout.

hiking
5 months ago

Great overlook of the city. Not too bad of a hike.

Power line Trail which branches off 1906 was a great hike. Good incline the whole way for a great workout. Awesome views on top of Mt Helena.

Great Trail!

hiking
9 months ago

This was my first Hike in the park. It was beautiful! I am not in outstanding physical condition and I needed to stop and rest several times on my way to the summit but so worth it! The trail is rocky and snow covered in winter I recommend using Yak trax .

hiking
Saturday, October 14, 2017

hiking
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Love the entrance of the trailhead with the bridge and a creek running. Mostly shaded area.

trail running
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fantastic trail. Enough said.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

With all the recent wood chipping it smells wonderful!!! This trail is a little steeper than 1906 but is more direct and will get you to the top faster. I suggest going up Powerline and down 1906 for a nice loop.

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Great trail to get to the top of Mt Helena and see views in all directions. Lots of tree thinning makes it feel like a park and the trail is wide and in great shape

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