M Trail

MODERATE 156 reviews

M Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bozeman, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
770 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

wild flowers

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail, incredible views! Only negative are the so called responsible dog owners. Counted at least a half dozen bags of dog squeeze along the trail. One was even tied to a branch. Come on Montana, you're better than that. They even provide bags and a receptacle at the trailhead. Don't ruin it for everyone. Pack it out or leave Fido at home.

hiking
3 months ago

Great for a short, quick hike and dog friendly, would not agree with "moderately" traffic though. Parking lot was full as well as the trail. If you are looking for a loner hike this isn't the one. Great views!

4 months ago

Convenient, lots of elevation, great views. Heavily travelled but great for a quick mountain experience!

4 months ago

Super easy, quick hike! Always love the view of Bozeman.

5 months ago

A nice easy trail for most people.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful day for a hike. Took the 512 shortcut going up. It was fun to see a different side of the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Lovely view a different difficulties of trails, but almost always full of people.

hiking
5 months ago

Love this trail, close to town and there are a lot of trail options to get to the M, from easy (still fairly strenuous) to difficult. I go with my kids (4,5 & 10) and it takes a few hours round trip and you can't beat the view from the M!

hiking
5 months ago

Definitely my favorite hike so far! The hike up the shorter trail was definitely more rigorous, but still manageable. I recommend the trail above the M if you've still gas left. I got to about 7100 ft!

6 months ago

Super fun!

hiking
6 months ago

Great place to watch the sunset!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

would be a 5 except for traffic and dog poop

7 months ago

Good hike, multiple ways up. Right of passage when visiting or attending MSU

7 months ago

Great view. Simple hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Good hike. Super crowded though

8 months ago

An iconic trail for the Bozeman community, especially for those who are students. A short trek, either straight up, or on switch back trails. Synonymous to Drinking Horse Trail in difficulty and length.

hiking
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Fave for a go to workout - 3 laps is a great training session for Spartan.

hiking
Monday, November 28, 2016

Pros: Excellent views of Bozeman and valley, the "M", interesting rock spines, plenty of parking.
Cons: Steep grades, loose sand, confusing trail due to lack of blazes and numerous summit possibilities.
Recommendations: Trekking poles

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