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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.

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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

on Drinking Horse Trail
1 hour ago

hiking
4 Completed4 Reviews

Great workout and beautiful

on Sacajawea Peak
2 hours ago

hiking
4 Completed3 Reviews

This beautiful hike is fairly strenuous, as is the ride on the six-mile rocky trail connecting the highway to the Fairy Lake trailhead. Even in late July, with temps in the 90s in the valley, there were still a few patches of snow on the east face. The trailhead is forested, but quickly gives way to a rocky, serpentine ascent through the bowl to the ridge line. The views are spectacular! But the hike continues southward along the ridge for a quarter-mile or so until the final ascent to the peak. Keep an eye out for mountain goats, which were out today.

on Palisade Falls
7 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Nice easy hike.

on Emerald and Heather Lakes...
9 hours 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
9 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

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

on Hyalite Creek Trail to Hy...
1 day 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 Triple Tree Trail
1 day 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
1 day ago

5 Completed3 Reviews

OK, wouldn't do it again.

on Drinking Horse Trail
2 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

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

on Sacagawea Peak
2 days ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

on Palisade Falls
2 days ago

hiking
16 Completed17 Reviews

Very easy (paved) hike, and the waterfall is gorgeous.

on M Trail
2 days ago

hiking
16 Completed17 Reviews

Nice view and family friendly.

on Sacajawea Peak
2 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Grotto Falls Trail
3 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Bangtail Divide Trail
4 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

on Sacajawea Peak
4 days ago

hiking
16 Completed17 Reviews

Hiked in early July; almost no snow left on the trail. As others note, mountain goats are everywhere on this trail, and view is amazing.

on Palisade Falls
5 days ago

hiking
11 Completed2 Reviews

A great family trail to just get out and enjoy the beauty of Hyalite Canyon.

on Grotto Falls Trail
5 days ago

18 Completed8 Reviews

on Palisade Falls
6 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike for young children and beginners. Leads up to a beautiful waterfall. I was able to bring my 3 year old who walked and newborn in a stroller.

on Hyalite Peak
7 days ago

14 Completed14 Reviews

This stretch of the trail is the best of Hyalite canyon. Traffic drops off a lot after the lake. Path was still covered in snow in two parts as of mid-July.