Head Lane to Scratchgravel Peak

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Head Lane to Scratchgravel Peak is a 5.1 mile out and back trail located near Helena, Montana. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for mountain biking.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,184 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

mountain biking

hiking
1 month ago

As others said, pretty easy to stop and scratch your head deciding which way to go as there are many spots where the trail splits off two to three separate ways. Hard to tell with some of them if they are trails or areas that have been washed out. Seeing as it’s due to all the mining once done up here (a local we ran into gave us a quick history lesson along the way), we thought the many split off trails were pretty cool. We kind of just followed trails that looked like they’d lead to the top and made it in ~1.5 miles to the peak. Some steep parts but not anything too intense. Lots of fun history with all the little mines up here and a very close and fun hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Great short and fun hike! it can be hard to find which trail is which on your way down though, I agree that you should take a picture of the trail map at the trail head and keep track of where you’re going.

trail running
Thursday, July 13, 2017

There were some beautiful views from the peak. Not a lot of traffic, but unfortunely they do not have clear trail systems, trees and other debree in the way and there are so many trail paths its easy to get lost which I did. Just make sure of where your going and take a picture of the trail map in the parking lot so its easier to find your way.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015