Hidden Lakes

MODERATE 16 reviews
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Hidden Lakes is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gallatin Gateway, Montana that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, camping, fishing, and fly fishing. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

lake

views

27 days ago

Easy trail but the views are worth the intense drive to the trail, beautiful views. if you get car sick this trail head is not for you lol

hiking
8 months ago

So rainy that day but still a very cool hike. Some people mentioned that this trail wasn't marked well but it was for us. It did look like someone had come through with a gator and cleared a lot of it. The last bit to the lakes is a little more tech and not marked as well. But not terrible. Def take bear spray. Once we got to the lake we heard a pretty intense animal "voice". I assume it was a bear because I don't know what else would have made that noise. Either way it was intimidating.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

This is a magnificent trail that is not too difficult and ends at two untouched lakes. Worth every step and the bumpy road to get there.m!

hiking
10 months ago

The road to reach the trailhead was VERY rough. If you do not have a high ground clearance vehicle I would stay away from this trail. The hike itself was moderately difficult. The grade is a bit intense at the start and when you get closer to the lakes but is mostly flat in the middle. The whole hike took me about 2 hours, with spending 30 minutes at the lakes which were very beautiful!

hiking
10 months ago

The road in is longer than anticipated, not marked very well, and mandates slow driving and therefore taking more time! The hike itself is moderately challenging not well marked but well worth the outcome!!

hiking
10 months ago

Aptly named trail because I couldn't find the lakes! In July this was just a brutal amount of uphill downhill all day in the heat. The trail also isn't amazingly marked, wound up going down the trail to beavertail creek. It's Montana, so it's still beautiful, just make sure someone knows what's up when you go.

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

hiking
Friday, January 29, 2016

Monday, September 28, 2015

Beautiful lakes and forests! camping at the top lake is great!

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Great views from above the lakes

hiking
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Portal Cr road is rough but passable. The bigger issue is the condition of the trail. Freshly cleared and yet still littered with moderate boulders, this trail was a veritable slog through sucking mud and over slick rock. It was raining the whole time, so so we didn't get to see the whole Chain 'O Lakes. Once you reach the ridge line, you still have to trudge through more poorly cut trail and across the creek. Might have been really pretty, but it was all socked in. Better luck next time.

Try Golden Trout lakes too if you have the time!

hiking
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

First third and last third are medium. With a pack it was a bit technical times. July 4th weekend still snow on the trail in places. Totally worth it. Great hike. Camped overnight at the 2nd lake. Beautiful.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Pretty easy hike to a chain several lakes good views bad road.

hiking
Thursday, September 19, 2013