Bozeman Creek Trail

EASY 8 reviews
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Bozeman Creek Trail is a 16 mile out and back trail located near Bozeman, MT that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and mountain biking and is accessible from March until October.

16.0 miles 2216 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

trail running
1 month ago

It's a wide rock & dirt road that follows the Bozeman Creek with a gradual climb. Started mid morning in mid-June & there were some shady areas but more sunny than shady. Went approximately 5 miles up & turned around at a bridge. Great place for a long run as it is easy to follow. If you're looking for scenery though, I'd recommend choosing another trail. The creek is well below the road, so it's not visible through most of the hike. Large horse flies bite if you don't keep moving. Nice to soak feet in the cold creek at the end of a long run.

4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Nice pleasant outing for kid in backpack. Would come back to bike or ski.

We turned around at the outhouse, 6 miles out and back.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Really nice trail that would be awesome for waking, and probably awesome for mountain biking if you were actually in good shape and knew what you were doing :-) it was definitely a tough ride up for me, but a really great workout. Made it 5.1 miles up and it looked like it turned into a mostly snowy path, so we turned around there. There were a few snowy sections, but nothing unmanageable.

hiking
1 year ago

Nice easy trail and dig friendly

2 years ago

Good, popular trail. Great for trail running or biking (hiking too, of coarse). There can be good fishing at mystic lake which also has a forest service cabin for rent.

hiking
5 years ago

This is a fairly easy trail although a constant uphill. The first time up to Mystic lake we took the short cut that winds up a nice trail we were on horses and ran into bike riders but they were all very polite and slowed down or stopped for us. From Mystic lake we took a trail up to a ridge between Hyalite and Bozeman Creek. If we wanted to continue it would have dropped us down on the Hyalite road. I have gone up New World gulch to Mystic Lake and you could go down Bozeman Creek if you had a ride waiting.

mountain biking
6 years ago

Great climb up to Mystic Lake on the dirt road. Perfect pitch. The singletrack section (aka "wall of death") was a bit sketchy as it was pouring when I got on it and had been raining for a few days. The rocks were slippery and a bit sketchy. Otherwise, a great ride with a real fun downhill.