Garnet Mountain Loop

HARD 14 reviews
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Garnet Mountain Loop is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gallatin Gateway, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2988 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
15 days ago

The views are amazing and very little traffic. Definitely worth it.

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3 months ago

This was a great trail! I went in late April and there was still a lot of snow on top (waist deep). A great hike with a ton of amazing views.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Steady climb. It does get steep later on, but the views are beautiful.

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing Hike, wildflowers were amazing and so were the views, less traffic then Storm Castle do yourself a favor and check it out!

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4 months ago

Fantastic views and so many wildflowers! Steeper at the end but will worth it!

hiking
4 months ago

Sunday, October 02, 2016

excellent!

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Friday, June 26, 2015

you can access trail directly across road form storm castle trailhead. moderate hike, about 3-3.5 miles to the tower. beautiful 360 degree views!! the last half mile is fairly steep on gravel road, slippery when going back down.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Short hike but has some pretty steep parts near the top. Well worth the views of the surrounding mountains. Even better if you get to spend the night in the lookout cabin which has a wood stove and a cabinet where hikers leave supplies for others who come after them. Definitely pack in plenty of water, we got lucky there was still some snow at the peak. Otherwise the nearest water source is probably Rat Lake.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Great one. Good for mountain bikers. lots of trail is forest service road\atv trail. About 3 miles of trail is non motorized. There is a forest service look out tower on top of the mountain and can be rented for a night.