Helena has lots of biking trails in and around town. These trails vary from the easy going family friendly ride, to lung-busting climbs, and exciting downhills.
Mount Helena Ridge Trail:
(15 Miles) Along a scenic ridge in the Helena National Forest, the Ridge Trail runs through stands of trail ends at
Helena has three wonderful lakes for water recreation. Canyon Ferry is great for sailing. Hauser lake is warm, close to town with great beaches. Holter lake is great for a scenic trip and wildlife viewing.
Kim's Marina on Canyon Ferry Lake offers visitors boat rentals.
Place to pitch a tent or pull up an RV are plentiful around Helena. The Helena National Forest offers numerous camping opportunities. State-owned land near Helena is also home to nice camping areas. Most camping sites are open from Memorial Day weekend until September 15.
The Helena area offers a few options for cross country skiing. Bill Roberts is a flatter, right in town option, while places like MacDonald Pass and Stemple Pass are out in the mountains where you can enjoy nature.
Helena is the birth place of Disc Golf in Montana. Helena has more Folf courses than any other town in the state.
Fishing License Information
Montana fishing is legendary. Anglers from all over the world travel to Montana to experience fly fishing. Whether your here to battle trout on your own or want someone to show you the ropes of Montana fishing, Helena has the water ways for you.
The Helena area provides a variety of canoeing, rafting and kayaking opportunities for everyone.
Information and rentals availible at:
This program is coordinated by the Helena Tourism Alliance.
When you go on vacation, how often do you wonder what the locals know that you’re not able to experience simply because you don’t know about it, you don’t know where to find it and you don’t know how to get there? Where are the best hiking trails? What museum should you not miss? Where are those off-the-beaten path hidden treasures of a community? The Helena Montana GeoTour is the tool you need to “cache” the very best of Helena, Montana.
Bill Roberts Golf Course:
This is a city-owned, 18-hole, public golf course located north of Carroll College off Benton Avenue. It offers services including a clubhouse, pro shop, and drivign range.
Fox Ridge Golf Course:
Feel the cool, clean, crisp air as you race down one of the 60-plus runs at Great Divide Mountain, just 23 miles from Helena. Half of the Mountain’s runs are for the advanced skier and snowboarder but be sure to bring the newbies as it also contains the “Backyard," a beginners slope that’s private, quiet and located right outside the back door of the lodge. And, it's free to ski in this area. Parents can easily run up and down the hill while helping their kids. The Great Div
Mount Helena City Park:
Mount Helena City Park is Helena’s most noticable landmark and features numerous trails of varios levels of difficulty across the park’s 630 acres. Maps of this area are located at the base of the mountain in a kiosk. Trail maps are available for purchase at all the Helena outdoor stores including Base Camp, Bob Wards, Capital Sports & Western and Montana Outdoor Sports.
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Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montana is home to great hunting. With options to venture out on your own hunt, or head out with an experienced guide from one of Montana’s outfitting services. Either way your Montana hunt is sure to be unforgettable one.
Snowmobilers know there’s nothing quite like the feeling of weaving through the forest with the wind in your face as you experience the thrill of gliding over powdery snow, hearing only the sound of your snowmobile cohorts nearby. The Helena area is full of great trails just waiting for you and your machine. The Marysville area, for example, has 45 miles of groomed trails. The Minnehaha-Rimini area (ten miles from Helena) features 120 miles of groomed trails. Finally, the Magpie-Sunshin
Snowshoeing around the Helena area is a great way to view the mountains during the winter that many others don't get a chance to see when there is snow on the ground.
Tennis Courts located at: