Helena boasts a trail at the end of every street and a brewery at the end of every ride. With over 400 miles of trails in the area, and 80 miles accessible from downtown you can easily explore the nationally recognized mountain biking and hiking trails. Narrowing our favorite rides was tough. These are just some of our recommendations. 


Not after mountain biking?

Check out this list from the Helena Bicycle Club with 22 rides featuring paved, gravel, or mixed routes

Recommended Rides in Helena's South Hills

Near Downtown Helena 

Helena Ridge to Show Me The Horse
This is a great Trail Rider Mt. Helena Ridge Drop Off Route


Mount Helena Ridge to Show-Me-the-Horse on Trailforks.com

Entertainment/Little Moab Loop
Mount Ascension Area of the South Hills

Mount Ascension: Entertainment / Little Moab on Trailforks.com


Mount Ascension to Top of the World
Note: Climb of Top of the World crosses private road, see description.

Mount Ascension to Top of the World on Trailforks.com

Rodney Ridge: Gin Money

Gin Money on Trailforks.com

Eddye McClure Loop
East End of the South Hills

Eddye McClure Loop on Trailforks.com


The South Hills are the Beginning

Hundreds of miles of great mountain biking surround Helena, Montana. In every direction your turn, trails await. Here are some of our favorites. 

Maupin - McClellan Divide

Maupin - McClellan Divide on Trailforks.com

Casey Meadows/Peak


Casey Peak on Trailforks.com

York 38
A great race or simply a great ride at any time.


York 38 Special on Trailforks.com

Flesher Pass to Stemple Pass

Flesher Pass to Stemple Pass

Ride a portion of the CDT.


Flesher Pass to Stemple Pass on Trailforks.com