Nelson Road

Total Miles


1,431.57 ft


1 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This 6-mile stretch of Nelson Road goes from York Road to the Favorite Gulch/Owl Gulch Loop Trail. The scenery is spectacular, the forest is healthy and well-maintained, and the wildlife includes deer, elk, moose, and bears. All private property crossings are allowed if you stay on the trail. You may encounter some downed timber in some places, so carrying a saw, a snatch block, as well as a tow rope, and other recovery equipment, is a good idea. Take extra fuel, lots of water, and snacks.

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Nelson Road
Nelson Road
Nelson Road


This trail may be muddy in the early spring, you may encounter snow, and it will be muddy after a heavy rain. Otherwise, it's an easy trail with beautiful scenery.

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Access Description

From SE Helena, take York Road to the Nelson Road Trail on your left.

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