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hiking
3 days ago

it is a great hike, but if you're not used to hiking up for a while then you will be tired! there are many false summits so prepare yourself mentally to be disappointed when you see another peak!! we hiked in the dark on our way out and the trail was easy enough to do it with ease!

Despite referring to three different sources including the National Geographic map of the area, AllTrails, and the Bozeman Hikes book, there seems to be some confusion on the distance of this hike. While I did not turn on my GPS for this hike, my general 20 minutes/mile seemed accurate with the 4 mile sign to the trail head of Truman when I reached the junction up top. I assume there was some trail maintenance which rerouted the trail and added some length. That, and about 3 miles in, I noticed some pretty recent trail work done for some pretty nice mountain biking trail. That said, the distance reported by many sources is off so do allow yourself some additional time to complete this trail if you'd like to do it all. Perfect trail for a hot day and super quiet and peaceful!

Gorgeous views and trail. I enjoy tackling the loop counterclockwise personally. Generally this trail loads up with tons of people: hikers, bikers, runners, families, and dogs. It can be a lot at times but I've certainly been able to enjoy the trail mostly to myself from time to time if I'm lucky.

mountain biking
18 days ago

Challenging uphill climbs and loose sandy gravel on the downhill stretches. Needs good grippy tires during the drier weeks. A great trail for hikers too. Good view at the top.

on Triple Tree Trail

hiking
27 days ago

Great hike! This is also a good trail for mountain biking. Lots of shade on the way up. You should do it :)

this is one of my favorite trails in Bozeman. It's great for dogs there's a lot of shade the views from the top are spectacular. And as On Any Trail you always meet lots of amazing people. lots of wildflowers too.

hiking
1 month ago

Truman gulch is a mixed-use trail that allows hikers, mountain bikers, horses, and motorcycles during the summer months. The trail is well established, but can be loose and rocky at points.

The bulk of the hike is under plenty of tree cover, but with the shade comes the bugs; be sure to bring bug spray. The climb isn’t too steep, but is steady. As of this week, the trail still has plenty of running water on it, but I was able to make it up to the Bridger Foothills intersection without getting the feet wet.

You’ll hit switchbacks 2 miles in. If you continue 3/4 mile up the switchbacks to the Bridger Foothills Trail, you’ll get beautiful meadows with abundant wildflowers, a good look at Truman Gulch from above, and a great view of the towering rocky peaks. The switchbacks are very mild and aren’t even the steepest part of the hike; I’d highly recommend going to the extra distance for the views (I don’t know why AllTrails excludes the switchbacks from the hike).

This is actually an 8 mile there and back hike! Lots of water and wildflowers. I’d be excited to do this one again.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail! First mile thru rolling fields, then a bit of a climb to the top. At the base of the loop, if you go right there are multiple switch backs as you climb. The left side is more of a straight climb. I found the climb to be more moderate than easy!

We actually hiked part of this trail a few days ago but. ame back and mtn biked the entire route. Challenging for mid westerners but the views are all spectacular. More mtn bikers than hikers.

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic hike. We only did 6 miles due to time but the uphill hike was a great incline. A few muddy spots but everything was passable and the trail was in great condition. Def a must do if your in the area.

Climbed to the top today, 6-30-18. I would do it again but maybe next year. 4 hours up, 2 hours down. Lots of people but all were very friendly and encouraging. Cold and windy on top but I moved about 10-15 feet down the off wind side and was pretty comfortable.

wildflowers everywhere. seemed more moderate than hard.

If you're looking for beautiful views and a killer workout, this is the trail for you.

it definitely is a killer hike. It took me 2 hours and 10 min. I was the only person up Baldy that night, I hiked passed it for a half mile turned around and hid the little tree to get away from the super wind. I waited for sunset for 30min- within that 30min, I cried, I shouted, I feel betrayed from someone I trusted for 3 years. I am a "Leave no trace person" I left a pair of earrings, you are welcome to have it. my ex boyfriend give it to me when we started dating, I had a lot of compliments about it. I had to let it go. When i came down it was already dark, sunset was 9:15 and I came down with headlamps on after 2.5miles, I made it to my car at 10:34pm. Baldy is such an amazing hike/run for training the Rut run. And I'm doing it again once or twice a week.

Beautiful trail!! Flowers are abundant on the top and so fragrant!! My only complaint was the amount of full poop bags that were just left on the trail, doesn't that defeat the purpose of having one? Pack it in, you MUST pack it out, come on people!!

Did this with my 13 yr old son on Father’s Day. Rained the entire hike and so windy at the top that we could barely stand! All in all, very beautiful, lots of flowers, but unfortunately it was so cloudy that we had very little visibility and really no views. It was an accomplishment just to make it. That last half mile is a doozie!

hiking
2 months ago

I blithely skipped past all the reviews saying "this is the hardest trail I have ever done" because I consider my self a pretty experienced hiker. I have hiked Half Dome. I have hiked Blackmoore. Garnnet lookout. NONE of them were as hard as this. It's practically straight up straight down. I thought I was going to pop a lung on the way up and the way down wasn't much better because I'm pretty sure I'm going to lose a toenail. Plus it's windy. And I mean REALLY windy. I had to take off my hat and strap my backpack down tighter. My dog almost got blown over. At one point I spit and I'm pretty sure it hit Bridger Canyon rd. I passed all FOUR false summits (That's right, where the pole is and the registration box is NOT the summit, it's like 3 away from that). When I got back to the box to write my name in, my fingers were so stiff and cold from all the wind that I took up 3 lines and it looked like a toddler wrote it. Try Sacajawea. Try Bangtail. Try something that's not a complete staircase of a trail with "great views" that you can't even see through the sweat pouring into your eyes.

hiking
2 months ago

Triple tree is quick and easy with great views of the Bridgers and the valley. Love this little hike, it’ll always be a favorite. Watch out for mud in the spring.

hiking
2 months ago

this is probably the hardest hike I have ever done. the views are amazing though. I stopped at the false summit because I was too tired to keep going but keep in mind the post is not actually the summit

Great hike, not too many hikers on it, saw a few and a couple of bikers. It was 90 degrees out but it’s covered most of the way so you don’t feel the heat. My trail map said we were past the end of the trail but the switchbacks seemed to keep going a lot longer. Note, the last mile of the road to the trailhead is pretty rough.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike becomes even better if you continue past the 2.2 mile 'end'. Another 20-25 minutes up gradual switchbacks takes you to the Ridgeline Trail and breathtaking views. See my Truman Gulch to Ridgeline Trail review.

hiking
2 months ago

I love this trail and probably hike and trail run it dozens of times in a year. I have done completed it in every season in snow, rain, hail and sunshine. It is a great trail for hikers, bikers and runners. The trail itself is beautiful but the downside is how close it is to the Triple Tree subdivision, which makes the first mile and half seem like not a real hike. If you have more time, park at the main trailhead parking lot. If you are in a rush, there is a limited parking area up the hill that will cut off a mile of the complete trail. Excellent views of the Gallatin Valley and easy hike to do.

hiking
2 months ago

The wildflowers at the top were incredible!

hiking
2 months ago

This was the most difficult hike to date my husband and I have ever done. With that said it had some of the most stunningly beautiful views I have seen! It was absolutely worth every sore muscle to get to the top!

Lovely view at turn around/ peak

I love hiking Baldy! Summitted on May 16th. A lot of snow before the final ascent, but easy to get around or follow other people's tracks.

Kept hiking after the M and made it up to this Summit. Beautiful views, quite a bit of snow at the top during this time.

4 months ago

Steady, moderate-to-severe incline all the way to the top! Great views once you reach the ridgeline. Crampons or piercing snowshoes are required to summit Baldy this time of year (March). Good luck!

Walked 3 miles in and then back. Good steady uphill pull. Recent snow/rain made for a bit of mud but not bad. I wouldn't classify this as grueling but it might be if you are not a regular exerciser.

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