Drinking Horse Trail

MODERATE 56 reviews
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Drinking Horse Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bozeman, MT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.2 miles 583 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours. The trail is steep, and it is easiest to go counter-clockwise. Great views of Bridger Canyon and the Gallatin Valley.

15 seconds ago

Fun

hiking
4 days ago

7 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

Great hike with the family. Went up the steep way and down the easy way. Really enjoyed the views from the peak.

hiking
1 month ago

Fairly easy hike, has wonderful views and great stopping points with benches.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great workout and beautiful

hiking
2 months ago

this kicked my ass, seems like a lot more than 2.2m. but amazing views.

hiking
2 months ago

Steep hike, gorgeous views.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Very much enjoyed seeing the sights of Bozeman from this trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome views, good hike

hiking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Wasn't the was easiest trail for kids but they did just fine, lots of wildflowers and small animal sightings. Kids loved the bridge across the creek at the start. Great views of the mountains and town. Easy to get to. Some of the hike is uphill and a bit steep but there are many benches throughout the trail to rest. Beautiful meadow with wild flowers.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This is a beautiful trail that sits on fish and game lands but is surrounded by a suburban neighborhood. It is very well maintained and seems to be heavily used by local residents and their dogs. We saw over a dozen dogs on the trail -- not one of them on a leash -- but every dog was well disciplined and under control. We observed owners picking up dog waste as necessary and no litter of any kind was in sight.
Early on the path, one crosses a stream with a beautiful semi-covered bridge; benches are available to enjoy the view. Benches were also available on the higher elevations of the trail that overlook the valley and rolling hills. A fork in the trail accesses the end loop of the trail; hikers can choose to go up to the top via the steeper but shorter path or the less steep but longer trail. Know that even the longer trail is very demanding. Thoroughly enjoyable.

birding
4 months ago

Always a good walk.

4 months ago

4 months ago