Grotto Falls Trail

EASY 87 reviews
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Grotto Falls Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bozeman, Montana that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.4 miles
278 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips






28 days ago

This trail was slightly steep and paved all the way up to the falls. Construction was being done at the top causing trail blockage for short periods of time. The falls were beautiful with a lovely view of the valley between the trees.

1 month ago

Went very early on a weekday and it was a quiet hike with solitude. Views on the way to the falls are just as beautiful as the falls itself. Short and easy hike.

1 month ago

We went at the end of May. The hike was like an easy walk. there was little bits of snow left and some patches of mud. There where not that many people so it was nice!

1 month ago

Easy hike with a beautiful payout. If you are looking for a trail where all dogs are on leash know that not all owners use leashes. I would say 50% of the dogs we passed were off leash.

9 months ago

Beautiful day to see a gorgeous fall!

9 months ago

Super easy trail. We went after our first snowfall of the year just yesterday & it was so peaceful and quiet. Went early to avoid traffic. on our way down at noon we passed a lot of people.

10 months ago

11 months ago

Awesome trail good to run up and down!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Clear wide trail.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Such a beautiful quick hike from Bozeman. We generally go in the evening and have lucked out on having the trail and the Falls to ourselves.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Easy, short trail. It's a popular hike, so it has a lot of traffic. Great if you're on a time crunch and want to get a quick hike in. Plus, you drive around Hyalite, which is always beautiful!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Great short hike. Beautiful views.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Good hike. Easy incline. Pretty. Great for kids.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Our kids love this hike :)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

I enjoyed this trail a bit more than Palisades Falls.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Great hike ! I took my 5 year old and my 2 year old and they did great.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Great hike for family. My younger ones rode their bikes up. Well maintained and gorgeous waterfalls.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Extremely easy, probably a good place to drop off those in your group that don't want to do all of Hyalite Creek and Lake.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Extremely scenic and easy. Great beginners trail. Would be a good running trail.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Pretty falls, the trail itself isn't too bad and offers some good views as well.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

It was easy as promised with a nice waterfall payoff at the end.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Easy hike and gorgeous falls!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Quick and easy. Waterfall at the end is a nice little payoff. I like that the trail is away from city and car noises. It's a good option if the weather is bad because you can be up and back in no time.

It's a good trail if you have visitors who may want to see the mountains but aren't typically "outdoorsy". It's a wheelchair accessible path so it's an option for people who might not otherwise be able to go.

Friday, June 24, 2016

beautiful waterfall, easy hike

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Super easy and quick to the fall. Wide trails and easy for dogs with plenty of stream access for drinking water. Coverage is plentiful even in the middle of the day.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Super easy walk, still fun though!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Easy to do with nice scenery

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Good hike for the family. not too strenuous and easy to find. Fun in the summer but absolutely beautiful in the winter, I went early spring and was able to get all the way back with no troubles.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Perfect for not-so-outdoorsy out-of-towners who want a chance to enjoy the beauty of the area without working too hard and get the reward of a beautiful waterfall.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Nice short hike on handicap accessible trail. Lots to explore beyond the falls.

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