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hiking
4 days ago

loved this hike. beautiful views. has a real easy incline.

birding
22 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.

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

on Sypes Canyon

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty easy.. Beautiful

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!

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

Beautiful views and forgiving trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Very busy with bikes and dogs. If you want a quiet hike - this isn’t the place for you. It is a steady upward but easy climb - it begins to follow the river but then you are above it. Trees and the sound of water - but nothing spectacular. Nice gravel pathway makes it a favorite of bikers and strollers. Very busy - just ok.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views of the valley, and nicely shaded!

I love this hike. It is shaded a loop is always nice to do and I find it very relaxing. A little secret is of you park in the parking lot you have about a mile hike across a field before you even get to the trail head. So many people turn in by the homes and Park alongside the road and start right at the trailhead!
If I had to post a negative some times bikers come flying down the trail with not a lot of regard for others but usually they are decent. Try it! I’m sure it will become a favorite!! This is probably my favorite hike in Bozeman

hiking
4 months ago

This is a great short trail if you only go to the M, but I do like to go a little further and hit the summit. My phone records 65 flights of stairs to the M. If you go all the way up to the ridge it is a much harder yet enjoyable, less traveled hike and my phone records that as 178 flights. This is a extremely busy trail and parking can be an issue but hey it’s a Bozeman must! Enjoy

I love this hike. It is shaded a loop is always nice to do and I find it very relaxing. Doesn’t take long to get to the top and it is a great family hike doing this with my three young kids. Enjoy!

Quick and steep enough to get the blood pumping!

Great short hike with beautiful views.

hiking
5 months ago

What a nice hike! The top of the trail has an awesome view and the M is fun to see up close. This is definitely a must do for Bozeman visits! I suggest taking the more rigerous .5 mile trail to the top and then the 1.9 mile trail to the bottom, this makes for a good work out and cool down! One last peice of advice is to watch out for CAR THEFT at the trail head parking, definitely hide valubles!!

hiking
5 months ago

Mostly shaded, we went early in the day. Park at the overflow lot as neighbors seem strict about not parking on the road leading to trailhead. Lots of elevation gain pretty quickly and several switchbacks, worth it, but maybe not great for a group. Seemed popular with locals. Wonderful views at the top. bring lots of water.

5 months ago

Pretty trail. I am looking forward to making it out here this fall as I noticed some aspen trees! I am certain this trail will be a frequent for me, and next time would like to take it to the College M!

5 months ago

I've done all the variations of this trail and it is a nice one to get some miles under your feet and a nice uphill workout whether hiking or running. The trail is a little "short" if you are looking for something longer. Nice before work, lunchtime, or after work hiking or running trail. Peaceful and quiet both of the times I've been.

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.

5 months ago

Another short hike or trail run if you are short on time. This trail definitely loads up with people but the different variations of the trail are nice to help spread folks out a bit on the trail. Excellent trail for those who are visiting town as you get some nice views or Bozeman and can say you hiked the "M" in Bozeman.

This is an excellent hike or trail run for simply "getting the job done" if you don't have a lot of time but need a decent workout. The loop lends itself to helping spread people out so that the trail doesn't seem overly populated.

trail running
5 months ago

I took the advice and went counterclockwise. Ran most of the way up and down, about 1 hr. Nice shallow Creek in the beginning for the dogs and humans. Easy enough to do twice for trail hill repeats. I Pasted somebody every 40 feet maybe. But of course everybody was friendly.

Nice trail with pretty views and a nice spot for my dog to cool off in a shallow creek about .25 mile in.

mountain biking
5 months 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.

Love little trail! Interesting rock formations, benches, views. Enjoyed this convenient, mellow trail. Nice way to break up a long drive.

5 months ago

short convenient hike. Preferred drinking horse. Decent workout in that first 1/2 mile.

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