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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.

Length 5.2 mi Elevation gain 1,049 ft Route type Point to Point
Dog friendly Backpacking Hiking Horseback riding Forest River Wild flowers Wildlife
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Getting There

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.

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Beth hainsworth
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Horseback riding

Nice trail, not busy at all today. Plenty of water for horses and dogs. Not alot of space to pass other horses coming the other way..

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Herb Warmbrodt
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Hiking

Nice walk through the woods. Evidence of bears so bring spray and make some news. It’s 5.2 each way; not round trip.

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Jeff Hartman
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Hiking
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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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Scott Hames
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Hiking
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Artur Cideciyan
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Hiking
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Jeff Hartman
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Hiking
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