Bozeman Creek Trail

EASY 13 reviews
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Bozeman Creek Trail is a 16 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bozeman, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
16.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2214 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

trail running
8 months ago

It's a wide rock & dirt road that follows the Bozeman Creek with a gradual climb. Started mid morning in mid-June & there were some shady areas but more sunny than shady. Went approximately 5 miles up & turned around at a bridge. Great place for a long run as it is easy to follow. If you're looking for scenery though, I'd recommend choosing another trail. The creek is well below the road, so it's not visible through most of the hike. Large horse flies bite if you don't keep moving. Nice to soak feet in the cold creek at the end of a long run.

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mountain biking
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mountain biking
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hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Nice pleasant outing for kid in backpack. Would come back to bike or ski.

We turned around at the outhouse, 6 miles out and back.

mountain biking
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Really nice trail that would be awesome for waking, and probably awesome for mountain biking if you were actually in good shape and knew what you were doing :-) it was definitely a tough ride up for me, but a really great workout. Made it 5.1 miles up and it looked like it turned into a mostly snowy path, so we turned around there. There were a few snowy sections, but nothing unmanageable.

hiking
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Nice easy trail and dig friendly

hiking
Sunday, March 22, 2015

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Good, popular trail. Great for trail running or biking (hiking too, of coarse). There can be good fishing at mystic lake which also has a forest service cabin for rent.

hiking
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

This is a fairly easy trail although a constant uphill. The first time up to Mystic lake we took the short cut that winds up a nice trail we were on horses and ran into bike riders but they were all very polite and slowed down or stopped for us. From Mystic lake we took a trail up to a ridge between Hyalite and Bozeman Creek. If we wanted to continue it would have dropped us down on the Hyalite road. I have gone up New World gulch to Mystic Lake and you could go down Bozeman Creek if you had a ride waiting.

mountain biking
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Great climb up to Mystic Lake on the dirt road. Perfect pitch. The singletrack section (aka "wall of death") was a bit sketchy as it was pouring when I got on it and had been raining for a few days. The rocks were slippery and a bit sketchy. Otherwise, a great ride with a real fun downhill.