Take A Hike: Mt. Helena at Helena City Park

Where:  In Helena, MT, just south of downtown and the Last Chance Gulch pedestrian mall.

Distance:  4 mile loop that leads to the summit (1,300 feet), winding back down the mountain on the Hogback and Prospector Shafts Trails, and then back to the parking lot.

See:  Wildflower filled meadows, pine forests, and rugged limestone outcroppings, a cave called the Devil’s Kitchen, inspiring views of the Helena Valley, including the Sleeping Giant land formation.

Other:  A popular trail!  Expect to see lots of friendly hikers, trail runners, and dogs enjoying the cool mountain air. Mountain bikes are also allowed.

 Nearby: Blackfoot River Brewing Company