Mount Helena National Recreation Trail

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Mount Helena National Recreation Trail is a 14.4 mile out and back trail located near Helena, Montana that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

14.4 miles
3,264 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking


mt helena ridge trail is a 8.3 mile point-to-point trail located near Helena, Montana. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

3 months ago

Well worth the amazing view at the top.

Friday, November 04, 2016

Mount Helena is always a good choice.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Great hike for introducing out of town family and friends to the beauty that is Helena! And as an intro to the beast that is altitude (in comparison to Cincinnati)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Easy-moderate hike depending on the route. Nice view on top (especially in the morning).

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Easy day hike within Helena. Took the 1906 trail to the top, where there is a rocky outcropping that affords a nice view of Helena and surrounding valley. Hike was easy and incline was gradual, so you never really felt like you were going steeply uphill. Glad I did it, but would probably not go back. I prefer solitude when hiking and the trail was very crowded, with us running into atleast 20 other hikers going up or down, and that was on a chilly September day.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Took 1906 up to summit then Hogstail and Prospectors Trail down. Nice 4.7 mile hike with 1100 elevation gain.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

My Good Morning!! I Run Powerline!

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Different trails for different levels. The power line trail is a little more challenging and really rewarding at the top. 1906 has a fun cave along the trail. They all have something special!

Monday, December 03, 2012

Was in Helena on business and enjoyed going up to Mt. Helena to stretch my legs after long hours at a desk. Didn't look at a trail map ahead of time so I went strait up the power line trail, which is pretty steep and rocky. It's a great work-out, but less frequently traveled then the other trails which made me a little nervous...I feel safer when hiking by myself when I see people more often. Beautiful hike overall, trails are nicely maintained.

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mountain biking
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Monday, July 16, 2012