Explore the best trails near Bozeman with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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trail locations for Bozeman, Montana

it was amazing it wasmy first time here.

skiing
1 month ago

great single track. looks like it would be good on a bike. you can hitch a lift back to the parking area fairly easily.

Paved trail, so super easy except in winter when icy!!!!

Our kids love this hike :)

trail running
1 month ago

Great loop to train for a Half Marathon, very hilly. One of my faves in the summer.

mountain biking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Super easy trail run, add Peets hill on and its even better!

hiking
1 month ago

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

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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

Pros: Easy to moderate grades, family friendly, loop trail, nice views of Bozeman and Bridger Canyon.
Cons: None
Recommendations: Trekking poles, plenty of water

Pros: Fragrant Fraser forests, lots of beautiful waterfalls, high mountain walls, fast flowing creeks, wildflowers, meadows, easy to moderate grades (but steeper further along)
Cons: Watch for horse droppings, limited parking, changing weather (rain)
Recommendstions: Trekking poles, bear spray, rain gear

hiking
1 month ago

Pros: Spectacular views from lower saddle to top, small summer glaciers, fragrant Fraser forests, views of Crazy Mountains, Tobacco Root Mountains, and Gallatin Range in distance on clear days.
Cons: Lots of switchbacks, some confusing below the pass, no water above Fairy Lake, windy from the pass upwards.
Recommendations: Trekking poles, extra water, windbreaker, baselayers.

Pros: Family friendly, easy grades, beautiful tall waterfall (seasonal), short
Cons: Crowded, limited parking

1 month 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.

Had a great time hiking this trail in late November. There was an inch of snow on the ground, which made the trail a bit slick, but not too difficult. I agree that the 4.1 miles is inaccurate. I tracked 5.4 miles, and the sign at the trail head reports 5 miles.

I would consider this a moderate difficulty hike. I am a seasonal hiker in decent shape, and my mom and I completed the trail in two hours including stops for pictures.

Regardless of the distance it was a nice hike. There were some very beautiful views peaking through the trees, and lots of animal tracks!

Great trail! Will definitely go back when it's warmer and a little less snow. RT can be done in less than 4 hours with a decent pace. Great views!

hiking
1 month ago

Very rigorous hike on the short trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Great family trail.