Beehive Basin Trail No. 40

MODERATE 76 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 is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1774 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
19 days 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.

2 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!

4 months ago

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

5 months ago

5 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.

camping
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

Strenuous but well maintained. Beautiful views even on a cloudy cold say.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

One of my favorites! The hike is very entertaining, with various views and terrains along the way. The lake is like a little mountain-top oasis. We had the whole place to ourselves the last time we did the hike. It was great!

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike. Creek and lake for dogs to drink.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Good challenge for a family hike. We took all our kids between two families -- ages 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 and an infant. All the kids made it and the lake at the top is beautiful. It is a long hike for the kids though.

8 months ago

This hike was slightly strenuous but I still had plenty of energy at the top. Don't stop at the lake, the trail winds its way up to the rock fall under the butte and the views from up there are unbelievable.

hiking
8 months ago

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8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike...

hiking
8 months ago

Gorgeous alpine hike with wildflowers, stream, and pretty scenery. 1.5 hours to the lake (at my pace). I hiked past the lake up a steep scramble of rocky trail to stand in the wind and view the valley from above (another hour-ish). This is a contender for my favorite trail near Bozeman.

hiking
8 months ago

I hiked beyond the lake another 1/2mile. Although its a popukar hike, few hikers continue beyond the lake. For a panoramic view...keep goin'!