nice little hike before work. got off course at the top ha

hiking
14 days ago

This is one of my favorite hikes. I hiked this trail during the weekday and I was the only one there at 9 am. The trail starts out in a meadow then starts a steady incline up the mountains, It is a gradual climb so it makes it for a nice hike in the woods. I have not come across any wild life during my two hikes there, but i have come across foot prints of elk and possibly bears, so be careful and aware. The History Rock is halfway up the trail, so if continue pass the rock, you will experience more of the hike until you get to the switchbacks and a more steep climb up the mountain.

hiking
15 days ago

I’ve hiked this trail so many times I can’t even count. It’s a favorite fast fitness hike with great views. Challenging with my kids on my back given the initial switchbacks and steep incline, but always pleasurable.

Beautiful , easy hike up slight grade. Had a 5 and 7 year old with me and they had no problem at all. Green fields and tall trees. Super easy to get to from Bozeman .

I hiked this trail today! Its a good little after work climb to calm down from the day

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely little loops to do! Love the variety

Good for kids. Far enough away from creek so that you aren’t worried about them falling in but close enough to see it. We saw a lot of birds we haven’t seen before and saw a couple of rabbits on the trail. There are homes along parts of the trail but that’s to be expected this close to town. Will definitely be a weekly outing for us.

Not crowded, nice place for a quiet hike left fork muddy and slick this time of year, right fork was fine and had better views.

Nice fairly short hike. Perfect when you want to get out and don’t have a lot of time. It is short but it does climb right out of the gate. Nice view from the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Perfect little short hike for all levels. Steep sometimes and flat sometimes.

Perfect hike for a nice spring day like today. A little icy but nothing you can’t handle if you pay attention to where you walk

Great easy hike! The trail is wide and well maintained, great for skiing and hiking in the winter.

A fun hike in the snow!

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.

Fun hike, wooden stairs, bridges etc. Pretty good calf workout!

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

Nice options for different routes and almost entirely forested/in the shade. Long pants are recommended, however, as the path is narrow and there are some stinging nettles.

Very easy and accessible walk by a bubbling creek. Great for children.

hiking
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Went to the top of Chestnut Mountain versus going to Frog Rock - a great hike with beautiful views of the valley and other mountains, and not too many people. We went up about 4.8 miles to the top of the mountain making the round trip hike a little less than 10 miles. Pack a lunch and enjoy it at the top!

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Much steeper than I expected, but well worth the trip! there's a little shack at the top, similar to drinking horse. Loop 3 is a steep descent, but since the trail was dry, it was quite enjoyable. you can reach Levrich Trailhead from here(and we almost did, accidentally)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Went up yesterday it was a little muddy but great!

Beautiful hike be sure to take one of the foot paths off of the trail. They wind through the forest and make for a quick detour and increase the chance of an animal encounter. We ran into a couple of deer while we were there.

hiking
Thursday, March 16, 2017

I LOVE THIS TRAIL! I'm a student and it being so close to campus is awesome! I go to this trail all the time, sunshine or snow. It does get pretty muddy and slick when it's snowy, but still awesome. I saw a moose once too! Really simple hike and it goes on for at least 3 miles there and back (so 6 total), but I've never actually reached the end of it. GO! You won't regret it!

hiking
Friday, August 26, 2016

Great hike with the family. Lots of choices of loops and great views. We enjoyed being under the cover of the pine trees.

hiking
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Good trail for a short hike. Not very well maintained, definitely wouldn't want to go after it rains. Views from loop 1 are good but I imagine from loop 3 are better. Good signage along the trail to easily track progress.

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Decent in-town trail. Wasn't as trafficked as I was expecting, but some bikers definitely ignore the "Slow Down" signs. Some good views of the surrounding ranges though!

hiking
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Nice hike to get up and out quickly if you don't have much time for a hike but just need to get out. It does loop around and has a map on the trail head to keep you in the right direction. Fun but easy hike. I packed my 25 lb daughter with me on this one and was really nice.

trail running
Friday, April 01, 2016

Even with snow it's not to difficult and easy to follow, dog friendly :)

hiking
Saturday, September 26, 2015

Steeper than expected at first, but overall a nice hike through the woods with pretty views over the valley.

Beautiful trail by the creek. Not too crowded.

road biking
Sunday, August 02, 2015

I love this trail. It's more of a walking trail than a hiking trail. We love to bike on this trail or walk with our dog. It's shady and beautiful, with a creek alongside the trail. The trail is surrounded by an open garden and in the back of a lot of houses, so you don't get a lot of privacy, and it's often crowded. It's in town, so the convenience factor is nice. I like to take visitors here, as it's good for all ages and really peaceful. Sourdough has a lot of history in Bozeman, so that is cool too.

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