Trout Creek Canyon

York, Montana

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Located 25 miles northeast of Helena, about 6 miles east of York in the Big Belt Mountains. Spectacular limestone cliffs tower 1,000 feet above the narrow creekbed and trail, sheltering a variety of plants and birds. Deer, black bear, and cougar are occasionally seen. The trail itself follows what's left of the old roadbed that washed away in a major flood some years back. In places it offers a fine technical challenge, with longer intervals of easier riding. Except for a handful of abrupt climbs, the grade is moderate (though scree, rock gardens, and other obstacles may compel riders to gear down into tractor mode).
Mountain Biking Helena

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Mountain Biking Helena

by Will Harmon (Falcon Guides)

Located 25 miles northeast of Helena, about 6 miles east of York in the Big Belt Mountains. Spectacular limestone cliffs tower 1,000 feet above the narrow creekbed and trail, sheltering a variety of plants and birds. Deer, black bear, and cougar are occasionally seen.

The trail itself follows what's left of the old roadbed that washed away in a major flood some years back. In places it offers a fine technical challenge, with longer intervals of easier riding. Except for a handful of abrupt climbs, the grade is moderate (though scree, rock gardens, and other obstacles may compel riders to gear down into tractor mode).

©  Will Harmon/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: York
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 441 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour going up; 20 to 45 minutes coming down.
Trailhead Elevation: 4,459 feet
Top Elevation: 5,000 feet
Local Contacts: Helena National Forest 406-449-5201.
Local Maps: Helena National Forest; USGS Hogback Mountain.
Driving Directions: Directions to Trout Creek Canyon

Recent Trail Reviews

3/5/2016
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Well worth the drive. Be sure to pick a copy of the trail guide or the markers will make no sense to you. Think of it as a walking tour of the Madison Limestone that you would normally have to go to Gates of the Mountains to see.



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