Mount Ascension

    Rate this Adventure 3 miles 950 ft gain  - Loop Trail

    Added by Chris Engelsman

    A popular hike on the south end of town with great views of the St. Helena Cathedral.

    Mount Ascension is a popular trail in Helena. It's used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. It can be accessed year-round, but can get icy and slippery during the winter. 

    The path for Mount Ascension is a network of trails that that can be done as an out-and-back, or a lollipop trail. A lollipop trail is where the first and last parts of the trail will be the same, but you loop up and over Mount Ascension. 

    Mount Ascension Trail Network

    • Start out from the Beattie Street Parking 
    • The first .4 miles will be on a trail called Pay Dirt then you'll intersect with Easy Rider Trail.
    • Go left on Easy Rider Trail for a short distance and turn right onto Pail Rider Trail.
    • Follow Pail Rider Trail for about .2 miles when you'll hit the 2006 Trail (north side).
    • Continue straight ahead on the 2006 Trail (north side) for about .8 miles then you can turn left onto Mount Ascension Ridge Trail
    • Follow the Mount Ascension Ridge Trail to the summit for some great views, then continue East down to Mt Ascension Loop Trail. This section is about .25 miles long.
    • Once you hit the Mt Ascension Loop Trail, hang a left and follow that back to the 2006 Trail (north side). 
    • Turn right at the 2006 Trail (north side) and head back the same way you came. 
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    Snowshoeing
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    Dog Friendly
    Easy Parking
    Family Friendly
    Scenic

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