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.

11 days ago

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

14 days ago

Great view of Helena

15 days ago

Great trail. Nice little workout.

1 month 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!

5 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 .

8 months ago

9 months ago

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

trail running
10 months ago

Fantastic trail. Enough said.

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.

10 months ago

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

What a great trail with beautiful views!

Great view of Helena at the top!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Awesome views

It's a good loop.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Saturday, May 27, 2017

This was a great day hike, and the view from the top is unbelievable. Big sky country here for sure.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

A local treasure. Soaring views with lots of interesting terrain. Great day for hiking or mountain biking. Shuttle on Saturday mornings to trailhead.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Hiked​ the ridge through from the Prospector Rd trailhead to Adams St. The views on the
ascent to the south are spectacular with mountains and trees galore. As soon as you round the mountain, your view north includes Helena, the rest of Mt Helena, and the rest of this basin we call home.

Fewer hikers and greater chance of seeing wildlife have brought me back to the Prospector side of the mountain numerous times. I'll gladly risk the bears to enjoy the solitude.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The 1906 is a fairly easy trail. For more of a challenge and for the better in shape, go straight up Powerline and take Prairie Trail or go higher and come down the 1906 back to the trailhead/parking lot. Need ice trekkers in Feb as the snow turns to ice. The varying terrain keeps it interesting.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Excellent views of Helena.

Monday, November 28, 2016

beautiful but definitely a climb

Monday, November 14, 2016

Steady and steep incline but not a bad hike for being so close to town. Nice views as you go along

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Great hike! Longer than I thought it would be, but worth the effort.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

This trail is definitely tough but worth the hike once you get to the summit!

Monday, July 18, 2016

This was a great trail for a nice day hike. Although it is an in town trail, the fairly dense woods can make you forget you are not away from town. The views from the summit are gorgeous and are well worth the time.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

I used to hike on Mount Helena regularly and summited a handful of times. It's definitely a tough one for those who don't hike regularly! I love the mix between woodland and meadows. And the views all around are stunning.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Easy for sure!

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