North Hills Recreation Area

Total Miles


1,419.87 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

The North Hills Recreation Area trail is a dirt road in overall good condition. The trail is accessible by 2WD car if you can stay out of the ruts. Along the North Hills Recreation Area trail, watch for rocks, ruts, and others out enjoying the area. You will be rewarded with lovely views of the surrounding valley and mountains. There are some shooting areas and places to build a bonfire.

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North Hills Recreation Area
North Hills Recreation Area
North Hills Recreation Area


Overall a good dirt road with just a few challenges. In dry conditions and with careful navigation of some bumps and ruts, this can be navigated in a typical 2WD car. In wet conditions the road would require 4WD. Consider avoiding the road when wet to reduce damage.

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Status Reports

Michael Chasey
Apr 08, 2023
Dirt Bike
Jonathon Ward
Apr 02, 2023
Permanently Closed

Access Description

A simple 20 minute drive north of Helena on I-15 to exit 200 then East on East Lincoln Rd 1.5mi to Collins Dr then North 2.5mi to Snowdrift Rd then East .8mi. Watch for a sign on the right "North Hill Access Road." Turn North and proceed about .5mi through private property to the BLM boundary.

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