Explore the most popular forest trails near Helena with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Gorgeous views of the Cathedral and Carrol College.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a little icy still, but a beautiful hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Really snowy, but a great trail!

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

Winter hike and the trails were in good shape.

hiking
4 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 .

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful easy to moderate hike. Went in mid October. Peaceful and quiet hike through gorgeous canyon walls. Enjoyed the fall colors.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful views in this scenic canyon. Novice hikers and little ones can do the first part.

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.

hiking
9 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.

Great view of Helena at the top!

hiking
10 months ago

A little bit of a drive to get to the trailhead but the canyon views along the creek were spectacular. In and out of the trees, not much of an elevation, and nothing but peace and quiet out there! I will definitely be back if I get the chance.

hiking
11 months ago

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

Trail is not clearly marked

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Friday, May 19, 2017

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Great hike on a beautiful spring day. I would advise people to clean up after their dogs on the trail. It was quite busy on Saturday. I ran into a group pushing a person in a wheelchair and it made me happy they were able to get out together and enjoy Montana's beauty.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

nice trail!

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!

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Great cliffs! Easy, flat hike.

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.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

great trail! beautiful scenery and kids can do it too.

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
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Very pretty walk through steep sided rock walls. In and out of trees and across rocky areas. We turned around at an opened overhead wooden gate (I think where FS road 138 took off. +/- 3mi. )
Note: When we were here (9/10) there is only water for the first qtr mile and no water for dogs again until a spring at the OH gate.

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
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

beautiful area and the cliffs hanging on either side of the canyon are spectacular. I would definitely rate this hike as easy since it was generally flat the whole way with some small ups and downs. It would be more interesting to bike, ride horses through, or do as a moderate trail run.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Easy to moderate trail depending on how far you go. Towards the end it gets a little more difficult in some places but well worth going all the way.

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Excellent half day hike. Canyon walls are very impressive and the wild flowers are everywhere.

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