Mount Ascension

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Mount Ascension is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Helena, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
931 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

8 days ago

Many different trail options—easy to lose your way from the Mount Ascension trail if you’re a first timer. Awesome spot for hiking, trail running and biking. Great view of Helena from the ridge!

1 month ago

Gorgeous views of the Cathedral and Carrol College.

hiking
3 months ago

Got a little side tracked onto Prickly Pear but got back on the trail quickly! The snow pack is pretty good but the backside is loose. Beautiful day for a hike! Would definitely recommend as a good winter hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Winter hike and the trails were in good shape.

hiking
10 months ago

Gorgeous view from the top. Went in early spring and wasn't too much foot traffic. Little bit of snow to watch out for.

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Markings could be clearer. Fantastic views. Much harder than moderate, though. Steep, with scrabbly spots.

hiking
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

hiking
Thursday, April 20, 2017

No real directions. We kind of wandered around but it was a beautiful hike.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Description should be added to include all trail names needed to get to the top but it was a great hike.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Great hike. It was a beautiful Easter day!

mountain biking
Friday, November 25, 2016

Began the hike around 12:30. Left around 3:00. It we a warm November evening an snow had not yet arrived, so we gave it a shot. This was my second mountain biking experience, and I guess I just expected it to be more epic. You hike for 1- 1 1/2 hours and a 1/2 downhill. What can I say? It's not Big Sky.

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Great trail close enough to town for a quick hike, but far enough away to forget that you're in Helena.

hiking
Thursday, September 08, 2016

A series of well marked trails offering a decent ascent to Mt. Ascension. At the saddle, heading to the peak away from My. Ascension affords even better views.

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

Trails aren't marked well, but worth the view. The map above is far off from what's there, otherwise very pleased.

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

This trail feels more wild than Mount Helena. It's harder to navigate with less defined trails, but don't let that stop you. The view at the top is stunning and well worth the effort!

hiking
Friday, August 14, 2015

For some reason I find Mount Ascension intimidating. I think it's because there are so many trails intersecting, etc. that it's not easy to map out a route. This is another edge-of-town hike in Helena where the trails are heavily used. This means a lot of trail breakdown that makes using them somewhat unpleasant.

hiking
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

This collection of trails is more commonly referred to as "The South Hill Trails" and are wonderful for morning, lunch break, evening and weekend hikes. They are also great to take visitors from out of town. All these trails loop together and are well marked. Plenty of parking at numerous trail heads. Accessible year-round and well behaved dogs are welcome.

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