Deer Creek Trail to Deer Lake

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Deer Creek Trail to Deer Lake is a 11.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gallatin Gateway, Montana that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,313 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

Deer Creek trail is a lightly traveled trail with great views of the Spanish Peaks. Deer Lake is full of fish. The trail to Deer Lake is steep and rocky in some places. The views of the Spanish Peaks and wildlife make it worth the effort. Deer lake is over 9000 feet and is full of fish.

5 months ago

Fun times

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6 months ago

Very nice, sparsely traversed trail. There are two lakes at the end, Moon Lake and Deer Lake. Both are beautiful. Many microclimate changes and overall just a pretty amazing hike. Bring bug spray for the horse flies and skeeters at the lake. And always, bear spray!

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Sunday, September 03, 2017

Beautiful lightly used. Saw cub and mom black bear on way out

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Lots of rocks in the trail, so a lot of time looking at your feet. But very much worth the hike, both for the stream that is either always within sound or site, and the peaceful serenity of Moon and Deer lakes. Went in midAugust, and huckleberries and thimbleberries everywhere. Surprised to see so many flowers as well on the upper 2/3 of the hike.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Great good clean path!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Great, challenging hike. The lakes are beautiful.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Tough trail for sure, but the lake is gorgeous. Watched a moose getting a drink while I caught my breath.

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Friday, July 04, 2014

The trail is a little washed out but the views make up for it.

3 months ago

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Saturday, July 08, 2017

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Saturday, June 18, 2016