Hellroaring Creek Loop Trail

moderate 16 reviews
#96 of 235 trails in

Hellroaring Creek Loop Trail is a 47.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gardiner, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 47.2 miles Elevation Gain: 6,686 feet Route Type: Loop




nature trips


bird watching






wild flowers


no dogs

7 months ago

Hiked this last week with my 9yo. A little steep on the way back up, but we got through it fine. This is a great quiet trail that’s a little off the usual tourist areas but highly recommended. The bridge is a really cool find in the middle of the woods. About a 5 minute walk past the suspension bridge is a badger den about 5 feet off the trail on the right-hand side.

Tue Oct 23 2018

Great hike! Super long and tiring but amazing. Great views and so much fun.

Sun Jun 17 2018

Just hiked in past the suspension bridge down to the river's edge (where one would need to cross to continue the trail) and returned. I think it turned out to be 5 or 6 miles total. Lovely hike, saw many birds, wildflowers, and views of the river from different vantage points. The suspension bridge is obviously very cool as well.

Thu May 17 2018

Great hike.. awesome views .. suspension bridge.. remember the bear spray!!!

Sat Apr 28 2018

Excellent trail we only walked in 5 miles. The roaring creek and suspension bridge is amazing.

Mon Aug 14 2017

We followed this route to Hellroaring Crrek and then turned around. I loved the views between the suspension bridge and the creek. Not too many people.

Fri Aug 04 2017

Did this hike my first day in the mountains not being used to the altitude- BIG mistake! As one other reviewer mentioned, this trail has many switch backs and what goes down, must come back up. It is an absolutely gorgeous hike down to the suspension bridge and the river, but if you are even borderline beginner, this is not the hike for you as the way back is quite strenuous. Bring water and there was a multitude of bear scat along the way so bear spray would be a good idea.

Thu Aug 18 2016

I did a section of this trail, down to the suspension bridge. The trail starts out with a lot of switchbacks, going downhill. Quite a bit to see along the trail, and as with most trails in Yellowstone, you have a great chance to see wildlife. The suspension bridge is really great, and it is cool to walk across the Yellowstone river and see the beauty of the area. What goes down, must come up.....so if you hiked down to the river, you must climb back out using the switchbacks. Its a rough climb, but well worth it. A great trail, even if you only do a few miles on it.

Wed Jun 08 2016

Beautiful hike. There were tons of wild flowers blooming. The suspension bridge was sturdy and the view off the bridge was great. There were lots of mosquitos wish we had brought bug spray would have kept us from being devoured. I will do this again as we cut it short because of the mosquitos.

9 months ago

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Thu Feb 11 2016