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Helena, Montana

1906 Trail

3 Miles Total - 1000 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Chris Engelsman

One of the most popular hikes in Helena with fantastic views of the town below.

Located just outside of Helena, the 1906 Trail starts at the Mt Helena Parking Lot. The path is wide enough to share with hikers, trail runners, or mountain bikers. Note: this is an uphill-only trail for mountain biking. It's a very popular trail due to its wide trail and awesome views from the top of Mount Helena.

The 1906 is an out-and-back trail. It's approximately 1.5 miles to the top with 1,000 feet of elevation gain. It's a pretty good incline all the way up, but it's worth the view. Some people like to take Prairie Trail down because it's less steep and easier on the knees and there are fewer people. 

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Mountain Biking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly



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