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 Mount Helena City Park. In the summer months Downtown Helena provides a trolley that shuttles people to the Helena Ridge trail head. For more information visit www.downtownhelena.com and see "Trolley to Trails."
Check out the video below of the Helena Ridge Trail.
(11 Miles) Ride out of town on West Main Street (at the south end of downtown), and veer right onto Grizzly Gulch. At Park City, stay left on main road towrd Unionville. In about half-mile, turn left at the junction and continue uphill to Unionville. The road turns to pavement and heads back to town. Several other trailheads are located off the route.
The park offers a variety of trails for mountain bikers. The most popular trail follows the 1906 Trail around the north side of the mountain, into the saddle between the mountains two summits, and up onto the peak. Check the map in kiosk in the parking lot for details.
Wakina Sky Ridge:
Ride out of town on West Main Street (at the south end of downtown), and veer right onto Grizzly Gulch. Turn left into the hills about two miles from downtown. After about a half-mile ride on the dirt road, where the road makes a switchback to the left, follow the trees and open meadows. The squaw gulch Trail, and continue straight ahead. Climb about a mile up to the meadow, then turn around and enjoy the ride down.
If you're looking for a trail map, all the outdoor and biking stores provide them and they are available for purchase at the Helena Chamber of Commerce, 225 Cruse Ave., Suite A. in Downtown Helena.