Beehive Basin Trail No. 40

MODERATE 94 reviews
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Beehive Basin Trail No. 40 is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Sky Mountain Village, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.1 miles
1774 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly





nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



Out of Bozeman, take Hey 191 south to Big Sky. Turn at the light and heads towards Big Sky Resort and Lone Peak. Continue up past the turn to Big Sky Resort. Prior to the Moonlight Basin entrance, take a right on Beehive Basin Road. Continue to trail head and park in the designated area.

trail running
1 day ago

Awesome beautiful and challenging

6 days ago

12 days ago

Beautiful hike...uphill most of the way so fairly strenuous. 2.75 miles each way.

17 days ago

18 days ago

Great trail, some technical parts that preventing me from running (not to mention the altitude factor). Scenery is tough to beat. Rewarding and gorgeous. Best to hit this trail early in the day to avoid the peak of hiking activity. I went at 8am which was perfect. All Trails overestimates both the distance and elevation gain. It was 6.2 miles round trip and more like 1350 elevation gain. Overall, worth it with great views and great wildlife!

19 days ago

Amazing hike. Kids (11 and 6 years old) hiked the whole thing with no complains. Views along the way and at the top are gorgeous.

20 days ago

22 days ago

If you are from Missouri, this trail can be exhausting. It was worth making it to the top. My son caught a trout at the lake. It was awesome!

24 days ago

25 days ago

This was a beautiful hike. Mountains, rivers, wildflowers, breathtaking views. It was pretty steep at times but my husband, 10 year old son and I made it with no problems.

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2 months ago

went when snow covered so was a difficult hike and lost sight of the trail. didn't get to see the lake or open terrain but still saw some beautiful sights.

2 months ago

The last 25% on the outbound is challenging, both in terms of incline and tree roots. Don't give up, though! As a 74 year-old, occasional hiker, it was well worth the climb! Take plenty of water and maybe a picnic for a rest stop at the beautiful lake.

3 months ago

Difficult to follow trail during the winter due to backcountry ski trails. I will definitely head back in the summer. Great views of the Spanish Peaks.

5 months ago

There are some challenging parts if you're snowshoeing this trail and the parking is very limited- so carpool if you can. But you get beautiful views of the resort, Lone Peak and the Spanish Peaks! I definitely plan on going back!

7 months ago

Pros: Fantastic views, summer meadow wildflowers, glacier lakes, moderate grades, occasional shade.
Cons: Limited parking

7 months ago

8 months ago

One of my favorites. Unfortunately, a lot of other people think so too, so it can get busy. It is so beautiful and well worth the trip.