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

scenic driving
20 days ago

the most beautiful drive in North America

it was amazing it wasmy first time here.

skiing
1 month ago

great single track. looks like it would be good on a bike. you can hitch a lift back to the parking area fairly easily.

Paved trail, so super easy except in winter when icy!!!!

Our kids love this hike :)

mountain biking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

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
1 month 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
1 month 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!