Bridger Ridge Trail

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Bridger Ridge Trail is a 18.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bozeman, Montana that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
18.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
8,562 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

This trail follows the Bridger Ridge and has a lot of elevation gain. It is also very exposed for the majority of the hike. This is the trail that they do the Bridger Ridge run on.

hiking
1 month ago

It says 18.2 miles, but tracked 19.6 on the Garmin GPS watch. We also cut off almost a mile and took the steep
route from the M to the bottom. Excellent hike but it is definitely long and difficult. Including breaks for food and water/general rest, 10.5 hours from start to finish. Worth doing for sure! Hiked North to South. Baldy to the bottom is definitely a long brutal downhill.

1 month ago

Went from Sac to the M and my phone logged about 23 miles. Hardest part was the climb right after Ross Pass. The descent off Baldy and the M to the TH was brutal! That took about 2.5 hours alone with tired legs. Took us just under 13 hours. Although I probably won’t do it again, I’d say it was worth it. Every time I go up to Fairy Lake, the road gets worse, be prepared!

trail running
2 months ago

Pretty awesome run/hike. There is a lot of vert. we ended up with 7500' of climbing but we stopped at Ross Pass and went back on the Bridger Foothills Trail. only bad part was limited spots to restock on water and pretty technical. But all around awesome run!

hiking
3 months ago

7 months ago

2017 BRR Finisher

Amazing Views

Friday, April 07, 2017

You aren't a true Bozemanite unless you've hiked the ridge!

hiking
Monday, October 19, 2015

Very exposed for most of the trail but great views.

trail running
6 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

trail running
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

hiking
Monday, June 29, 2015