Bike Trails

There's no better way to breathe in fresh Montana air and feel the exhilaration of a ten year old, than biking your way through the scenery and towns of Southwest Montana. Whether you're gently pedaling around century old communities, road biking along our panoramic river valleys, or flying down single track through stunning alpine forests, we have something for everyone, at whatever level you're looking for.

Our bike friendly communities are perfect for family outings, solo discovery and everything in between. Slowly moving through our history rich towns gives you the chance to really get a feel for Southwest Montana while creating memories that will never fade. And yes, there's a good chance you'll find an old-fashioned bakery or ice cream shop awaiting you after an energizing ride.

If you're a road rider, you already know how the world slows down and you see things most people ordinarily pass by. Southwest Montana's stunning natural features and historic towns guarantee you'll leave the rest of the world behind. If you're a novice, you couldn't have picked a better place to enjoy yourself. Montana's inherent lack of traffic takes any intimidation out of the mix.

You know that Montana mountain biking is fantastic when riders from all over the state keep coming back here for more. There's gently rolling meadows and park like trails to learn on, and full blown backcountry thrills a minute single track to please the most avid biker. You won't run into many folks out on the trails, after all, this is Montana... but you may have to slow down and let a horseback rider or two pass by... again, after all, this is Montana biking.

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Big Hole Battlefield to Jackson Bike Ride

Type: Road

Difficulty: Moderate

Location: Wisdom, MT

Birdseye to Lincoln to Grean Meadow Loop Bike Ride

Type: Road

Difficulty: Moderate

Location: Helena, MT

Blacktail Ridge - Skeebogan - Beaver Ponds Mountain Bike Trail

Type: Mountain

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

Location: Butte, MT

Helena South Hills Mountain Bike Trail System

Type: Mountain

Difficulty: Easy/Difficult

Location: Helena, MT

Homestake Lodge Mountain Bike Trail

Type: Mountain

Difficulty: Easy

Location: Butte, MT

Mt Ascension Lower to 2006 Loop Mountain Bike Trail

Type: Mountain

Difficulty: Moderate

Location: Helena, MT

Mt Helena Ridge Mountain Bike Trail

Type: Mountain

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

Location: Helena, MT

Muskrat Creek Mountain Bike Trail

Type: Mountain

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

Location: Boulder, MT

Orofino-Rodney Ridge-Waterline Loop Mountain Bike Trail

Type: Mountain

Difficulty: Moderate

Location: Helena, MT

Prairie Mountain Bike Trail

Type: Mountain

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

Location: Helena, MT

Red Rocks Lake Bike Ride

Type: Mountain

Difficulty: Easy

Location: Lima, MT

Ride Around The Pioneers in One Day Bike Ride

Type: Road

Difficulty: Difficult

Location: Dillon, MT

South Continental Divide to Black Tail Ridge Mountain Bike Trail

Type: Mountain

Difficulty: Moderate

Location: Butte, MT

Wolf Creek Loop Bike Ride

Type: Road

Difficulty: Moderate

Location: Wolf Creek, MT

Some Tips For Better Cycling

For maximum safety and comfort when bicycling, you should learn and develop some essential cycling skills. Depending upon the length and difficulty of the ride you've chosen, you might be spending many hours in the saddle. You might also face extremes in terrain or road surfaces. Following are some basic pointers that have been provided to thousands of cyclists through the years by the Adventure Cycling Association.

Adding a Southwest Montana Ride

Southwest Montana is always looking for new and exciting ways to see south west Montana by bike. If you have a ride in Southwest Montana that you would like to share, please click here to learn how.

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