Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

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.

Well worth the amazing view at the top.

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
5 months ago

Lots of switchbacks, not lots of sun exposure so it’s chilly this time of year. Other hikers, mountain bikers, dogs. There are shorter trails in here you can take. About hour to go 3.4 miles

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.

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.

trail running
10 months ago

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.

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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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.

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

A local treasure. Soaring views with lots of interesting terrain. Great day for hiking or mountain biking. Shuttle on Saturday mornings to trailhead.

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
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Hiked​ the ridge through from the Prospector Rd trailhead to Adams St. The views on the
ascent to the south are spectacular with mountains and trees galore. As soon as you round the mountain, your view north includes Helena, the rest of Mt Helena, and the rest of this basin we call home.

Fewer hikers and greater chance of seeing wildlife have brought me back to the Prospector side of the mountain numerous times. I'll gladly risk the bears to enjoy the solitude.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Great cliffs! Easy, flat hike.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Easy, nice views of Helena valley.

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
Friday, November 04, 2016

Mount Helena is always a good choice.

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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.

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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.

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