Drinking Horse Mountain Trail

MODERATE 189 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.

hiking
16 hours 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

1 day ago

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

5 days 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
13 days 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
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

Superb views but steep climb and slippery in winter

4 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
5 months ago

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

hiking
6 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
6 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!

6 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.

6 months ago

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

7 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
7 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
9 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.

9 months ago

Great trail! Loved the views!!

9 months ago

loved this beautiful trail.

hiking
9 months ago

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

10 months ago

Beautiful scenery. It is so green!

10 months ago

Very nice hike, fairly steep though

10 months ago

Nice quick hike! Fairly crowded though.

walking
10 months ago

Beautiful views and a fun fort for kids to play in near top.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice and leisurely

hiking
11 months ago

nice quick hike, but views seem to be better on the M trail across the street. still, something I like to do when I'm looking for something different and don't have a lot of time

Friday, April 07, 2017

Much better than the busy M Trail across the street, quieter and more secluded.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Great for after work or school. Bit crowded on nice days, but always worth the effort.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A fun quick trail to get your heart rate up. Enjoy the views!

hiking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

A nice short but beautiful hike

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A fine short trek. Good for an evening walk or to just stretch your legs.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

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