Black Butte Trail to Big Horn Peak

HARD 15 reviews
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Black Butte Trail to Big Horn Peak is a 11.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Sky, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September.

Distance: 11.9 miles Elevation Gain: 3,077 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

no dogs

Make sure you have a clear day for this hike. Do not attempt during bad weather. Bring lots of water - the last reliable source is about halfway up.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
snow
14 days ago

blowdown
muddy
snow
14 days ago

hiking
no shade
20 days ago

This was an incredible hike with high rewards at the end. The view from the top (at least on this clear day) was jawdropping. A couple words of caution - there's a lot of exposure so sun and wind could be an issue. We saw ZERO other humans on this hike, which was awesome, but also made us nervous for wildlife. The elevation also snuck up on us. You end at the hardest part above 9,000ft needing to climb a quick 1,000. We were wiped at the top, but the views were incredible and so worth it! Finally, there was no snow at the top today but forecasts don't look good so be careful if you are going out soon. Garmin had this whole thing as 12.4mi RT and 3200ft of climb.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful view from top

hiking
Thursday, August 24, 2017

The view from the peak is amazing! Be sure to keep going to the true Big Horn peak towards Skyline trail. It's definitely worth the extra 10 min walk.

hiking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Challenging but rewarding hike! Bring plenty of water!

hiking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Late in the season so we had to be very bear conscious, but the top was incredible. Hard hike!

backpacking
Saturday, September 03, 2016

Came from Shelf Lake. A long walk out after the top. No water until about 2 miles from the trailhead. Blue huckleberries delicious this time of year.

Friday, July 20, 2018

backpacking
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

backpacking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

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