Garnet Mountain Trail

HARD 22 reviews
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Garnet Mountain Trail is a 7.7 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
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,814 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

backpacking
1 month ago

8/11/2018. Stayed at the Garnet Mountain lookout cabin for the weekend. It was a little Smokey but the 360 views were amazing. Highly recommend!

2 months ago

noone on the trail. start early as it will get hot. steady uphill the whole trail. you can apparently rent the cabin up at the top. the last 100 yards are steep. trail is across from storm castle. there's a campground just past the trailhead too. no water source on trail.

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11 months ago

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

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

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.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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

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Sunday, June 04, 2017

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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Sunday, June 04, 2017

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

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.

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