Storm Castle Peak is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gallatin Gateway, Montana that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Incredible views the whole way.
This trail was a little more strenuous than I expected it to be. Not from the area but frequent it often and never really considered myself out of shape or a flat lander but I was really out of breath on this hike and had to take frequent breaks. At the top I found out it was all worth it though. Such an amazing view. Feels like you're on top of the world!
Honestly this was easier than I thought it would be. It is nothing but switchbacks but we were able to keep a steady pace and hit the top in just under an hour. Loose footing on the rocky switchbacks towards the top but nothing unmanageable.
This trail had beautiful views the entire way to the top. There was a nice mix of forest and open areas along the trail that allowed for some shade. Definitely a well maintained trail I would do again!
good clear trail, good views at the summit.
good clear trail. nice views at the top
Mid morning hike was not the best idea in July. Will go early next time to beat the heat. Beware of the horseflies at the top they were very persistent to our group of three despite the wind.
One of the area's more underated trails in my opinion. It's a good uphill climb that isn't too terribly steep. Great views at the top and lots of vantage points along the way. I had no ticks in July, but it was quite hot, so defintely bring water.
Storm castle is a great trail for an early morning. The views at the top are beautiful and a great place to have brunch or a nice lunch. It can very hot in the evenings so be sure to bring alot of water and sunscreen.