hiking

views

kid friendly

wildlife

forest

wild flowers

mountain biking

lake

birding

walking

nature trips

dog friendly

skiing

trail running

no dogs

camping

river

fishing

horseback riding

backpacking

waterfall

fly fishing

snowshoeing

dogs on leash

Run on packed snow before dark. Well packed with lots of stream crossings. 5.25 out and back. Keeps going winding along creek interesting contours good for running.

Still nice for a casual hike even in the early winter.

Pros: Easy to moderate grades, family friendly, loop trail, nice views of Bozeman and Bridger Canyon.
Cons: None
Recommendations: Trekking poles, plenty of water

hiking
13 days ago

Pros: Pioneer Falls and Creek, beautiful scenery through Flying D Ranch access road, moderate grades
Cons: Heavily used horse trail, horse droppings

Pros: Fragrant Fraser forests, lots of beautiful waterfalls, high mountain walls, fast flowing creeks, wildflowers, meadows, easy to moderate grades (but steeper further along)
Cons: Watch for horse droppings, limited parking, changing weather (rain)
Recommendstions: Trekking poles, bear spray, rain gear

hiking
13 days ago

Pros: Spectacular views from lower saddle to top, small summer glaciers, fragrant Fraser forests, views of Crazy Mountains, Tobacco Root Mountains, and Gallatin Range in distance on clear days.
Cons: Lots of switchbacks, some confusing below the pass, no water above Fairy Lake, windy from the pass upwards.
Recommendations: Trekking poles, extra water, windbreaker, baselayers.

Pros: Family friendly, easy grades, beautiful tall waterfall (seasonal), short
Cons: Crowded, limited parking

Pros: Fantastic views, summer meadow wildflowers, glacier lakes, moderate grades, occasional shade.
Cons: Limited parking

Had a great time hiking this trail in late November. There was an inch of snow on the ground, which made the trail a bit slick, but not too difficult. I agree that the 4.1 miles is inaccurate. I tracked 5.4 miles, and the sign at the trail head reports 5 miles.

I would consider this a moderate difficulty hike. I am a seasonal hiker in decent shape, and my mom and I completed the trail in two hours including stops for pictures.

Regardless of the distance it was a nice hike. There were some very beautiful views peaking through the trees, and lots of animal tracks!

Breathtaking! I enjoyed the challenge of the uphill hike and the lake was the perfect reward!

Great trail! Will definitely go back when it's warmer and a little less snow. RT can be done in less than 4 hours with a decent pace. Great views!

hiking
18 days ago

Great family trail.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice trail that was sometimes hard to follow, but I may have ventured off. Beautiful little lake. Many people camped right on the shore. I'd do it again.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice trail that was sometimes hard to follow, but I may have ventured off. Beautiful little lake. Many people camped right on the shore. I'd do it again.

fishing
20 days ago

Nice trail that was sometimes hard to follow, but I may have ventured off. Beautiful little lake. Many people camped right on the shore. I'd do it again.

hiking
20 days ago

Great trail through the canyon. At the end you are treated to beautiful views of the Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley.

hiking
20 days ago

Loved this trail. The views are stunning. Prepare for strong winds when you reach the top. Trail is narrow and switchbacks nicely to handle the grade.

hiking
20 days ago

Exxellent short trail with beautiful scenery. Great to take little kids on. Falls are beautiful. Once you are at the falls you need to watch your step as there are lots of sharp, jagged rocks that can be slick. Easy and quick trail.

Beautiful trail with several water crossings. You can go as long or short as you wish. Parking can be difficult as are most trailhead smear Bozeman.

hiking
22 days ago

Easy going, paved trail with gorgeous, towering rock walls at the finish.