hiking

views

forest

walking

nature trips

birding

wild flowers

wildlife

trail running

mountain biking

lake

kid friendly

dog friendly

camping

dogs on leash

backpacking

river

horseback riding

snowshoeing

waterfall

fishing

fly fishing

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.

hiking
6 days ago

Gorgeous short hike. Snow up to my knees but still doable. ✌

camping
17 days ago

Did this trail in late October to go hunting. Lots of elevation gain, but the views are worth it. I don’t expect this trail gets much traffic. Not suitable for anything other than hiking once you get up high. I wouldn’t trust my dog around lots of this terrain.

Some spots are very inclined and very easy to slip but overall it’s not that difficult. Not too long either.

First, it’s very difficult to get there by car, you won’t be able to unless you all AWD. Once you get there, start walking the trail and then you’ll see it splits, go to the left. It took me about four hours...I took it slow. I loved it, but the bikers think they own this trail.

hiking
20 days ago

on Spanish Peaks

backpacking
20 days ago

Hike is easy for the first 3-4 miles and quite strenuous for the remaining few. Rocky, steep sections prove difficult, but the high mountain terrain, striking views, and fly fishing make the trip more than worth it.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

We did this trail years ago absolutely beautiful! Saw a mother moose and her calf