Black Butte Trail to Big Horn Peak

HARD 6 reviews
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Black Butte Trail to Big Horn Peak is a 12.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gallatin Gateway, 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
12.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3038 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

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
3 months ago

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
4 months ago

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.

backpacking
7 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016