Looking for a great trail in Gallatin National Forest, Montana? AllTrails has 95 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 48 moderate trails in Gallatin National Forest ranging from 1.6 to 48.2 miles and from 4,901 to 10,019 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

hiking

views

forest

nature trips

dog friendly

wild flowers

wildlife

bird watching

walking

mountain biking

running

lake

river

kid friendly

camping

dogs on leash

horseback riding

backpacking

snowshoeing

fishing

waterfall

cross country skiing

Encompassing more than 3 million acres and stretching across seven ranger districts including Bozeman, Hebgen Lake Ranger District in West Yellowstone, MT, Yellowstone R.D. in Livingston, MT, Gardiner R.D., Beartooth R.D. in Red Lodge, MT, the Ashland R.D. in far southeastern MT and Sioux R.D. in Camp Crook, SD, the Gallatin National Forest is known as one of the most ecologically diverse landscapes in the region. As Gateway to Yellowstone National Park, the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and the Lee Metcalf Wilderness; the Forest features many adventures among rugged mountains, including the tallest Peak in Montana to remote buttes and the bluffs of southeastern Montana and northwestern South Dakota.

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icy
muddy
rocky
snow
1 day ago

This was a challenging hike since i am not used to trails in montana yet. A good portion of the trail is very narrow and steep on the sides of the mountain, so you need to watch your footing completely. There are areas where it is icy so bring microspikes and poles.

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off trail
snow
1 day ago

More like 7 miles but so worth it! Even in the winter. Skiing down is a treat as well

A lot of snow, not too icy, lake is beautiful, definitely worth it.

hiking
10 days ago

really disappointing to see dog poop everywhere. PLEASE clean up after your animals. otherwise trail is in good shape, need spikes. watch out on windy days, lots of trees falling. snowshoes not needed yet. 11/24/19

hiking
snow
12 days ago

Very beautiful. Quite a bit of snow. Snow if very packed in some places. Snow shoes helpful but not needed.

hiking
blowdown
icy
snow
16 days ago

Today it was very icy. Spikes are a must. Lake is iced over- not walkable. A few trees down over the trail. If above freezing temperatures continue to occur trail will get pretty muddy.

hiking
muddy
snow
16 days ago

Loved it!!

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snow
25 days ago

hiking
icy
snow
26 days ago

Went on 11/8/19. Don't GO!!! The road to Fairy Lake is very dangerous - especially coming down. Trust me, find another climb to do. I feel very fortunate to have made it back without a major wreck - and I have a very good off-road truck.

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icy
rocky
snow
27 days ago

This trail is like a skating rink right now. I had tack tracks on and was still sliding so be careful on this trail till it melts or snows again.

Super trail and happy to do it!

hiking
1 month ago

Snowy trail but still a beautiful hike.

hiking
rocky
snow
1 month ago

Beautiful views and well worth the hike. Very difficult in winter, make sure to bring all necessary supplies and extra water. When there is more than a foot of snow on the ground you better prepare for a vey hard hike.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Such great views! We only made it 2 miles up due to mud and ice. We’ll definitely be back in the future to complete the entire trail.

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