Chestnut Mountain to Frog Rock Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews
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Chestnut Mountain to Frog Rock Trail is a 13.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bozeman, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

13.8 miles
2519 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



horseback riding

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers

8 months ago

Walked 3 miles in and then back. Good steady uphill pull. Recent snow/rain made for a bit of mud but not bad. I wouldn't classify this as grueling but it might be if you are not a regular exerciser.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Went to the top of Chestnut Mountain versus going to Frog Rock - a great hike with beautiful views of the valley and other mountains, and not too many people. We went up about 4.8 miles to the top of the mountain making the round trip hike a little less than 10 miles. Pack a lunch and enjoy it at the top!

Monday, June 08, 2015

Good trail, nice length with some great views. traffic was more moderate than light, so if you're looking for privacy this might not be the trail for you. The first 1/3rd of the trail can be a bit grueling with a continuous, sometimes steep incline.

Some fun and accessible rock climbing at Frog Rock with wonderful views. Good trail for wildflowers if you're looking for some nature photo opportunities.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

You lose the highway noise quickly. The wild glowers and views are incredible. You 'll see the Bridgers and Abarokas on this hike. The elevation gain is greater than it says here. Steep. But doable. Go to the next switchback and then the next. It 's worth it .

Saturday, May 24, 2014

This was a great trail. Would be five stars without the highway noise. Nice views, definitely worth checking out. I got within 15 yards of a chattering rock chuck, and flushed a blue grouse.

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