1906 Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Helena, Montana that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,023 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

20 days ago

My favorite hike.

2 months 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.

hiking
3 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.

hiking
4 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
4 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
4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

a little strenuous but definitely worth it! wonderful views!

hiking
5 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!

5 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
5 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!

5 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

Great view of Helena

hiking
6 months ago

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

7 months ago

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.

hiking
Saturday, October 14, 2017

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

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Awesome views

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Intense.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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

hiking
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 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!

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
Monday, April 11, 2016

Easy for sure!

hiking
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Gets lot of use even in winter on a good day. Has an awesome cave as you're going up. Need to be in relatively good shape if you plan on getting to the top. Incredible view of Helena and surrounding areas. Should be a requirement if you're just visiting/new to Helena.

hiking
Thursday, November 26, 2015

"Must do" trail in the Helena Area! Excellent vistas, well maintained and doable 24/7. It's a climb... 1300ft from downtown, about 1000 from the Adam's Street trailhead, but well worth it. Can be icy but slow and easy will get you there anyway

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