Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Vigilante National Recreation Trail

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#119 of 265 mountain bike trails in Montana
#8,491 in the world

This is a huge climb in a short distance and a drop of the other side of the ridge and then return. There are loop opportunities, but not all routes can take you back, and any loop will be very long through very remote, rugged country. Stick with the out and back unless you know your way around.

First added by John Fisch on Sep 13, 2015. Last updated May 8, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Leave Helena on CR 280. Follow the sign for York and go 16.7 miles and straight through York and another 6.7 miles now on 4137. The trail begins at the Vigilante Campground.
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  • John Fisch

    This is a hugely challenging climb, sustaining about a 12% grade over its entire length. While there are no huge obstacles, there are plenty of rocks adding to the challenge. Not many will be able to make the climb nonstop and riding down nonstop will definitely put a cramp in the hands from braking. It's worth adding on if you do the Beartrap Gulch loop and end up wanting something more strenuous.

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