Trail Maps

Online Trail Map App Now Available!

PPLT is excited to announce the newest addition to our map collection – an online app for your smartphone or tablet! Download the Avenza Maps app today and search for the Helena South Hills Trail Map to get your smartphone compatible map today! For $3.99 you get the digital version of the map with the ability to record your movements as GPS tracks, measure distances, and add placemarks and plot photos. Happy Trails!

Paper Trail Maps–2015 Edition

Prickly Pear Land Trust has released the 2015 edition of its South Hills Trail Map. This comprehensive guide to Helena’s hiking and biking trails maps the entire South Hills trail system as well as trails near Montana City. A key defines dirt/gravel trails and asphalt trails as well as low-traffic roads and bike routes and lanes. As in previous editions, new trails, old favorites, and trail descriptions are included. New features in this version include QR codes that will link smart phone users to more extensive trail information. This edition also features a wildflower and weed identification guide–with full-color pictures–and a list of “The Best of the South Hills Trails,” an insider’s guide from the PPLT Trails Committee.

GPS expert Jerry Daumiller created the map and PPLT’s Trails Committee developed the map content. Bruce Capdeville at Real World Design created the graphics and GIS. The graphic design and trail mapping were generously funded by the Upper Missouri Resources Advisory Council.

Maps are available for $8 at the following Helena retailers:

  • The Base Camp
  • Big Sky Cycling & Fitness
  • Capital Sports & Western Wear
  • The Garage
  • Great Divide Cyclery
  • Montana Outdoor Sports
  • Tread Lightly

They’re also available at the PPLT office at 40 W. Lawrence, Suite A.

Online Interactive Trail Viewer

Interactive MapsCheck out these interactive maps provided by the Lewis & Clark County Information Technology Department. Use the intuitive and easy-to-use tools to navigate around the map, identify attributes of a feature, or add your own symbols. In no time you’ll be making maps and sharing information, all with just a few clicks of your mouse. Here’s a small sample of what you can do with this interactive map application:

  • make your own maps, then save to PDF for printing
  • create a nice quality map exhibit
  • query GIS data– trail route locations and distances
  • share maps and information with others

Click here to get started planning your next adventure!