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Love doing this one when I visit Bozeman. Fun times hanging out by Lava lake!

birding
21 days ago

Even when cold it is delightful. Trail icy. Wear ice grips and poles.

Short and easy trail. Nice views.

hiking
1 month ago

A quick hour to 1 1/2 hours depending upon speed, lunch break and scenic overlook breaks. Great for close to town and get outside hike.

Great trial. A light snow had fallen the day before, so it was a little slick on the rocks. But, overall, a beautiful trail. It starts out as an aggressive ascent, but it lessens as you go.

Started just as it began to snow, about 3 inches when we reached the lake. Well worth it!

on M Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome hike with great views. There are 2 paths to get to the M- one straight up with a heart pounding 1/2 mile or 1.9 miles up easier switchbacks.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with some good views. A little muddy because of the rain but all in all, lovely

This is a really nice hike to a very pretty lake. Go early.

This is a really nice hike to a very pretty lake. Go early.

hiking
3 months ago

Did this the weekend after Labor Day and it was an instant favorite. The top is the payoff - moderately steep switchbacks with stunning views lead to a rock formation with super cool caves, keyholes and a summit rock with outrageous views. If you’re in shape it’s a quick 2.5-3 hours up and down. Highly recommend!

on Sypes Canyon

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty easy.. Beautiful

Well worth the climb! Stopped at several of the offshoots to check out the views.

Totally enjoyed this hike!

horseback riding
3 months ago

Plenty of room for horse trailer parking at the overflow parking area. Beautiful and well marked trail. Made it up to the 3.5 mile point, past the first top. Definitely worth an extra mile to get a better vantage point! The fall colors were breathtaking and plenty of room to pass other adventurers. Highly recommend this trail!

Really amazing trail! I hiked it solo on 9/16/18. I was afraid of bears but did have spray. Just like everyone has posted, it is a moderately rocky trail so watch your step, almost no flat portions but no exposed slabs or anything like like, worth the hike!!!! Note, the rocks were a bit slippery because it had rained the night before. Make sure to wear hiking shoes. The trail took me under 2 hours to summit and a bit over an hour to descend. I am from CT and am used to hiking steep trails in the White Mountains but I am not used to the elevation. Bring water, a snack, and take your time.

The lake is freezing but I recommend jumping in anyway.

hiking
4 months ago

Stunning views for the duration of this trail.

An excellent hike/trail run if you’re looking for something quick!

Busy trail. Best to head up early and on the weekday. Bring your fly rod, water and bear spray. Worth the rocky hike.

Loved this hike. I’m a beginner hiker so this was a bit difficult but it was beautiful and worth it. There are not very many flat spots so it continuously goes uphill but the lake at the top is breath taking!

Great hike, my son even made it and he’s only 5. Beautiful spot.

hiking
4 months ago

Low traffic. Heavily shaded. Trail in good condition.

Beautiful views and forgiving trail.

hiking
4 months ago

This a beautiful canyon trail with a moderate climb on switchbacks until reaching to the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. I particularly enjoyed the views of Storm Castle from the west side of Gallatin Canyon. At first, I was confused why this trail said the "end" point was at 2.5 miles but it's because that's where the wilderness boundary technically starts. For the 5 miles out and back, you descend down into Hell Roaring canyon and eventually to the drainage. The lakes are much farther ahead on the trail. I'm not sure how many miles but I imagine it is too long for a day hike. This trail is probably popular for horseback riders as there is a shit ton of horse manure on the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Did this hike on the 4th of July, very rewarding! Narrow so if taking young kids I would plan to pack them

hiking
4 months ago

This is a very good hike. We had just gotten off the plane when we hiked it so it seemed harder than it really is. I loved how there were lookout points along the way that you could stop at and just take in the view. The changes in terrain were also very cool. Of course the finale at the top was amazing. The view and the rock formations up there are definitely worth sticking it out.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views of the valley, and nicely shaded!

hiking
4 months ago

Such a stunning view at the top! It’s absolutely worth the trip up!

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