Explore the most popular views 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.

Beautiful views. Only snag was that where the map said the trailhead would be, we didn’t really find anything close to resembling a trail. Ended up being more of a meander through the timber.

Beautiful trail today. Got a late start and was getting hot, so only did 9.3. Wildflowers still in full bloom. No sign of wildlife until the meadow at the top where there was couple day-old elk droppings. Gorgeous views.

walking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

I have no idea why this trail is rated as hard. It's not. Granted I live at 8,600 feet in Colorado, and do real hiking; but the rating on this is off. We chose to go down Powerline, and then back up it to feel like we worked a bit. As far as conditions, and views, it's pleasant. Don't mean to be negative, I just simply don't agree with the rating.

hiking
21 days ago

This info is wrong, you can take dogs up here without a leash. A leash is only required at the very bottle when coming back into the main entrance. Just make sure your dog is behaved enough to handle it. Great hike, I live at the base so I do it often. Great workout and the views never get old.

trail running
21 days ago

Loved this trail! Perfectly intense. But shaded! And well marked!

Nice views at the summit, great for a sunset hike!

This is a great trail if you’re looking for a quick hike! There are some parts that are a little tougher, but overall it’s pretty easy. Awesome views of Helena!

Not as cool because even well trained dogs needed to remain on leash. Won’t return to this trail.

29 days ago

a little strenuous but definitely worth it! wonderful views!

I hiked this trail, the deadfall has been cleared and the wild-flowers are out, especially at the start of the trail (by the bridge over the wetlands) and in the high mountain meadows. I saw raspberries growing and huckleberries ripening about 1/2 mile into the hike. Take bear spray, I ran into some scat about 3.9 miles in on the mountain meadow.

hiking
1 month ago

Wouldn't consider it hard, but moderate. Nice trail. Can easily go to top and come down Pinchot back to Rodney Ridge Trailhead in an hour and a half.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Not an easy trail. The rating on this should be changed to moderate.

on 1906 Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Loved that so much of this Trail is shaded but with some best in class views too! Great cardio for about 50 minutes power walk to top. Saw lots of dogs and older people and youngsters making the trip too- seemed good family hike! Some loose rocks and jagged steps but not so much that you can’t look up and enjoy!

This is one we often do early in the year because it is so gentle. In April we got turned back because of high water in the stream which is unusual. The creek often disappears into the gravels for most of the hike. Today, the water is still higher than usual so we had a total of 14 creek crossings... 3 of those were on bridges within the 1st mile that is accessible... rest were easy crossings. Found a few Lady Slipper orchids which was a surprise. this trail is not one I would say is loaded with wild flowers but there are a few. Cliffs are the real draw on this hike.

1 month ago

had a blast with my 3 kids (8, 5, 2.5, infant) to the top and back today! the 2.5 year old walked to the top, and I carried her half way down.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Very easy and fun trail with great views of Helena. Great for beginner MTB riders.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views! The cave is neat. More shade along the way. I went up Prospect Shafts and down this way, which was helpful since 1906 is definitely steeper!

2 months ago

Great trail and well maintained. Can get busy at times, but worth the scenery at the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Great view of Helena

hiking
2 months ago

Nice short hike with some nice view of the canyon.

Great hike. If your looking for a casual great hike this a good one. Don’t let the first zig zag up scare you away. Even on a hot day there is lots of tree cover.

hiking
2 months ago

Great overlook of the city. Not too bad of a hike.

Well worth the amazing view at the top.

Power line Trail which branches off 1906 was a great hike. Good incline the whole way for a great workout. Awesome views on top of Mt Helena.

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

Really snowy, but a great trail!

hiking
9 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

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

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

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