M Trail

MODERATE 64 reviews

M Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bozeman, MT that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.7 miles 800 feet Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

wild flowers

hiking
2 days ago

Fave for a go to workout - 3 laps is a great training session for Spartan.

hiking
11 days ago

Pros: Excellent views of Bozeman and valley, the "M", interesting rock spines, plenty of parking.
Cons: Steep grades, loose sand, confusing trail due to lack of blazes and numerous summit possibilities.
Recommendations: Trekking poles

12 days ago

Hiked this trail yesterday for Thanksgiving. I didn't know the difficulty rating before I started it, but seeing the moderate rating on here didn't surprise me.
Great views on the way up, at summit point as well as from the top of the 'M'!
Lots of people on the trail, in all age groups.

hiking
16 days ago

Very rigorous hike on the short trail.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice and short hike with great views of Bozeman.

hiking
1 month ago

absolutely gorgeous hike. light traffic this time of year (early morning in november) but i still saw plenty of dogs, other hikers, and some trail runners. this is definitely a moderate hike, took me about an hour to the top with the 1.5 trail and a few shortcuts (the elevation here kicked my butt a little) but not so bad that the average non-hiker couldn't conquer it with a little time. completely worth it.

1 month ago

So many dogs! Hiked when it was very windy but was nice. We took the .5 harder trail and it was beautiful the whole way up but pretty difficult.

1 month ago

fun little hike with the family

2 months ago

Good day hike or something to do for sunrise or sunset. There a couple different routes to take as well. Good views. Easy and worth doing.

2 months ago

Great hike. A few different routes to take on the way up, and had taken a couple different ones during a morning trek. Highly recommend if you're in the area.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Fun for family. The longer trail was full of windflowers. Too much dog poo, though. Not too difficult of a hike if you take the longer route.

3 months ago

Good short hike for midday.

hiking
3 months ago

One of my favs.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Love the views and the hike up!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful views of the Bozeman valley, but even the short distance can be difficult for visitors that are not acclimated to the higher altitude. You can find extensive details on this hike here: http://www.montanatrailbriefs.com/hikes/the-m

4 months ago

Do NOT go down the "hard way", unless you want to destroy your knees. This is a very short hike with a nice, but unspectacular view of Bozeman at the end.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice view and family friendly.

hiking
5 months ago

Quick and close to Bozeman. Great for an evening after work. Heavily traffic, not much shade, views of the city. Worth it as s break from the town or a quick trip,but not the best nature the area has to offer.