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Lava Lake (Cascade Creek) Trail

Gallatin Gateway, MT

Lava Lake (Cascade Creek) Trail is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gallatin Gateway, MT that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

on Emerald and Heather Lakes...
1 hour ago

hiking
14 Completed14 Reviews

Great hike that only has a couple of steepish areas. Trail is pretty dusty, but the lakes are well worth the trip. Easier than the Hyalite Peak trail for sure, but still offers nice terrain.

on Grotto Falls Trail
1 hour ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Extremely scenic and easy. Great beginners trail. Would be a good running trail.

on Danny on Memorial Nationa...
1 hour ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Hike was beautiful

on Our Lake
5 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great trail. It's full of thick vegetation, but breaks open into rocky pathways with breathtaking views.

on Coffin Lakes
14 hours ago

hiking
4 Completed4 Reviews

it was a great hike. Great trail. beautiful lake. fishing was poor. Didn't see a soul:)

on Shining Peak Trail
15 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

great trail with a great view at the end.... didn't much care for the 194 trees blocking the trail..... but 5 stars will do again

on Main Rattlesnake Trail FR...
15 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Basin Creek Lakes Trail
19 hours ago

hiking
4 Completed3 Reviews

Nice hike..pretty much uphill the whole way. Getting to the upper lake is definitely worth it. lake was full of fish, and the people fishing were pulling them in left and right....will take my rod next time.

on Maclay Flat Nature Trail
20 hours ago

trail running
4 Completed6 Reviews

great little flat hike near town. nice loops and wide trails for hiking and jogging. watch for dog poop. great river accesses for the family.

on Hyalite Creek Trail to Hy...
20 hours ago

snowshoeing
4 Completed6 Reviews

we've snowshoed this in the winter. the hike alone and the frozen falls and caves were awesome, the number of people and level of filth distracted from it.

on Boulder Lake
20 hours ago

fishing
4 Completed6 Reviews

I see the posts about downed logs but when we were there the trail crew was in the middle of clearing it. some steep parts, moderate is appropriate. the road in is rough with regolith and bedrock, don't go with bald tires. Fishing was epic, saw a moose, views beautiful and access around the shore acceptable. #1 problem, people are disgusting pigs. please pick up after yourselves and bury your poop flowers...we were immediately disappointed with the trashiness at the nearest camps.

on Saint Mary Peak Trail
20 hours ago

4 Completed6 Reviews

not for the faint of heart, beautiful views.

on Saint Mary Peak Trail
20 hours ago

6 Completed6 Reviews

Super tough, but totally worth it!

on 1906 Trail
22 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

This trail is definitely tough but worth the hike once you get to the summit!

on Triple Tree Trail
22 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

This was an amazing hike!! My husband and I went with our two boys (3 yrs and 8 mo.) and our dog. it was not too difficult in most places, and there was a ton of shade. It was really beautiful!!! if you start in the lower lot it is about 5.5 miles, but there is a second lot a bit further up. I'm glad we did the first part, it was a good, easy, mostly flat warm up and cool down! It was really just the perfect distance, grade, cover, and the view from the top was beautiful!!! Very nice for a relaxing little hike with the family!!!

on Bear Canyon Trail
23 hours ago

5 Completed3 Reviews

OK, wouldn't do it again.

on Woodbine Falls
1 day ago

hiking
4 Completed7 Reviews

Easy hike. Completed 1.6 mile out and back. Finished early due to the fact that I lost the trail.

on Storm Castle Peak
1 day ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

on Avalanche Lake Trail
1 day ago

1 Completed1 Reviews


1 day ago

Awesome