Cabin Creek Trail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Yellowstone, Montana that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and fishing.

Length4.9 miElevation gain764 ftRoute typeOut & back
kid friendlyFishingHikingNature tripsRunningLake
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margaret goldberg
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Beautiful hike. Steady climb but not hard. We went to the creek crossing at about 2.8 miles and had lunch. Didn’t see anyone else on the trail. Our golden retriever loved it too.

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Les Huisman
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Crystal Alexander
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Jason Greene
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Great views of the creek running through the mountains.

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Andrew Sit
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Awesome hike. Heavy bush. Would wear pants next time

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hanarae force
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I would rate this trail as moderate to difficult. I went into this thinking it was going to be easy, but it wasn’t. It was very up and down for the first mile and then after that it was all up. This hike was the most diverse I’ve ever done. First you walk closer to the river then beer away and up into a canyon, after the canyon you get into some thick forest with multiple meadows, and then to the final destination. The hike was more scenic then the actual destination. It was very buggy in the thickest part, not necessarily mosquitoes, but flies.

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Leah McBeth
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Loved this trail. Hiked past the creek, about 3.25 miles in, and it looked like the trail continued back a ways. Front half was more rocky and exposed with creek views, and the back half was wooded (buggy) and muddy at times. Beautiful views and my dog loved it. Didn’t see anyone else on the trail.

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Andrew Jackson
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We made it about a mile up carrying a baby, with no issues. Plenty of shade at 4 pm. Trail was in good shape, with just a couple rocky/gravelly spots. Really enjoyed the hike and wish we had time to go further. Didn’t see anyone else.

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Lynne Hartnett
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Everyone loved this hike. Short but wild with canyon and creek views. we hiked early September so missed the wildflowers but the spent flowers make me think it would be beautiful. We jumped 2 mountain goats about 15 yards from us on the trail. The goats ran down the rocky side through the Creek and up the other side and watched us. 2.5 miles in you hit the Creek. We turned around there but there are trails that continue on if you want a longer hike. We hiked the Sunday of Labor Day weekend and did not see a single other hiker. Hike is more moderate too easy with a steady climb and shale and rock sections.

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Kevin Dingess
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I would recommend this trail. It is a fairly easy trail to hike. It has beautiful mountain view’s with high spirals towering over you as you walk through the trail.

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Jim Van Sciver
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Trail was washed out last night. There are two difficult gullies at 0.5 miles, trail over scree was washed out at 0.9 miles. My 88 year old father-in-law was able to navigate the gullies, with help, but the washed out scree was too much. The Campfire Lodge restaurant across the road from the trailhead serves an excellent breakfast. :-)

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Victor Monreal
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Hiking

Great views very early on the trail and good shade. The youngest who walked was 6 and was fine with the elevation and shale. Likely this trail is a little trickier when there is still snow on the ground. In July it was pretty family friendly.

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Jennifer Marshall
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Incredible views of the roaring creek but trail was more moderate-difficult vs easy. Take your time navigating the scree on the rocky passes or you risk a dangerous fall. Hiking poles recommended, and I wouldn’t take young kids on this trail.

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Jonathan Spiegel
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Hiking

Great trail with very pretty views. It was more challenging than I expected with a narrow path and significant snow and water on the path in late May.

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Chris Stommel
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Beautiful terrain but it's a steady climb with lots of shale/rock. I wouldn't take a dog unless it has boots or you keep the hike short.

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Courtney Lynn
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This hike takes you around the cabin creek river where you can view huge mountain rocks, wild flower fields and natural forests. The hike itself is not very strenuous, but there are parts of the path that are pretty narrow.

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Courtney Barraza-Wilks
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Hiking

great trail. went early May and it was beautiful, creek is really full and fun to look at. about 2-3 miles in it became impassable due to snow pack though. if you go early I the season like me landslides and trees won't have been cleared yet so it's a little more dangerous than it would be otherwise. But very very beautiful and easy hiking.

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Jeff Macklin
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Kim Jordan
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Kim Cowle
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Lynne Wedul
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Dan A. User
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Tim Bayuk
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Chris K Ellsworth
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Leslie Newport
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Sam Nave
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Davud Camgöz
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