Drinking Horse Mountain Trail

MODERATE 216 reviews
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Drinking Horse Mountain Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bozeman, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
656 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours. The trail is steep, and it is easiest to go counter-clockwise. Great views of Bridger Canyon and the Gallatin Valley.

11 days ago

Great trail with amazing views. Make sure you go all the way to the top. Has a picnic table and views on the back side of the mountain.

hiking
11 days ago

Heavily trafficked but quick and easy to do! Pretty views on top.

hiking
13 days ago

Fun, short hike. There were yellow wildflowers all over the place. Views from the top were awesome.

hiking
17 days ago

Pretty views and a little quieter and more serene than the M trail. Trailhead is much trickier to find than the M, though.

hiking
20 days ago

Good trail close to town. Across the road from the 'M' trail. Shorter than the 'M' and less crowded. Has a nice view of Bridger Canyon at the top.

hiking
24 days ago

Nice hike close to town. Very pretty views! I like to do it after work. Like a lot of trails close to town there’s a lot of dog poo that’s left behind but what can you do..dogs are also allowed off leash but for the most part will let you be if you don’t want any attention :)

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice, moderate hike! Didn’t take too long, beautiful views!

hiking
1 month ago

Fairly easy hike with great views! It can get a little crowded at the top, but definitely worth it.

1 month ago

Favorite daily hike near, close to town. Gets a little crowded on weekends, but it’s good for kids. It’s also fairly short so it’s nice to go on weekdays if you have time.

hiking
2 months ago

Takes 1-2 hours depending on how much time you spend at the top. It's a nice less popular alternative to the M with a great view of Bozeman

2 months ago

Great shorter hike that's conveniently close to town. Has some good views. A little steep

2 months ago

Easier than the M hike. Hiked this trail with my 5 year old. Took 2 hours with plenty of stops and breaks along the way.

hiking
2 months ago

Great short little hike, upper trail was a touch muddy. Took 1.25 hours, and that was with plenty of stops and geocaching along the way.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike. Just very busy. Lots of off leash dogs.

5 months ago

Superb views but steep climb and slippery in winter

6 months ago

Nice loop trail close to downtown. I was visiting a friend and she took me out. The views are good and the trail is dog friendly.

hiking
7 months ago

Some spots are very inclined and very easy to slip but overall it’s not that difficult. Not too long either.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy trail with a longer, less steep option and a steeper, shorter option. Both paths are very nice and not super steep. A pretty short hike with great elevation and views from up top. Lots of off leash doggos- might be good info for those who plan to bring their pups. Overall, a pleasant and brief afternoon hike that is only 5 miles from Bozeman city center.

hiking
8 months ago

Not sure why it's rated moderate but this was a very easy nice hike to do and gives you a great view of bozeman! it's a little less crowded than the M hike too which is nice!

8 months ago

Nice hike but beware, there are many dogs on the trail hiking far out in front of their irresponsible owners who are uninterested in controlling their four legged hiking partners. Rules state that pets must be leashed or under DIRECT voice control, please adhere.

8 months ago

Saw a bear and two moose, quick, easy and local hike!

9 months ago

They made a real nice walkable trail. They could have made it shorter but...two trails! I'm starting to be amazed by people who make trail. That bridge?! That bridge?! That was amazing.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful trial, but make sure you come prepared if you're out of shape- like me. My only complaint is hat it had a lot of loose, large rocks on the main trail (especially towards the top). I rolled my ankle on the way down.

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike to do with my three year old. She was able to go all the way up the easy way and all the way down the difficult way.

11 months ago

Great trail! Loved the views!!

11 months ago

loved this beautiful trail.

hiking
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Love this hike my 2 year old and 5 year old boys hike with me a lot it's a long hike but a hike that they can do all on their own and the kids love to play in the little make shift fort at the top the views the whole way up are amazing too

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Beautiful scenery. It is so green!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Very nice hike, fairly steep though

Friday, May 26, 2017

Nice quick hike! Fairly crowded though.

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