Big Creek to Bark Cabin Creek is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Emigrant, Montana that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,049 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly



horseback riding



wild flowers


To get to NF-132, it's about 7 miles south of Emigrant or 25 miles north of Gardiner. The road up to the Big Creek trailhead is passable for almost any vehicle with decent clearance. There is somewhat heavy horse/hiker traffic near the start with nearby guest ranches.

2 months ago

Nothing truly exceptional about this section of trail as you follow Big Creek. The meadows are fantastic for horse feed with waist high Timothy. A young Grizz watched us from the fringes of camp but never came within 50 yards of anyone or any horses.

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