Hyalite Creek Trail to Hyalite Lake

MODERATE 60 reviews
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Hyalite Creek Trail to Hyalite Lake is a 12 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bozeman, Montana that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2263 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful Hike. We went there near the end of August, and there were only a few muddy spots on the trail. We concentrated on the first 4 waterfalls on the trail, so we didn't make it all the way up to the lake. Next time we will likely skip the falls and head to the lake.

If you're pressed for time, I'd recommend skipping Silken Skein Falls. It is very pretty but it's smaller and it takes a bit to get there. Spend time at Champagne Falls. You can leave the trail and walk up the creek, and spend time at the base of the falls.

Note that the last ~1/2 mile of the trail going back is not the same as the one going in. We had passed the loop to Grotto Falls and started realizing the landmarks were different. But it gets you back to the parking lot just the same.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

Worth exploring. Since I biked it I didn't take many of the turn offs to see waterfalls. Trail is very rocky at parts, probably much better trails to MTN Bike in hyalite canyon and around bozeman.

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2 months ago

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hiking
2 months ago

Well worth the hike to the lake. Trail head under renovation so be careful with signs. Splits at Grotto falls trail and heads uphill to the right.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Beautiful :)

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3 months ago

Beautiful hike, trail is a workout by, well worth it!

3 months ago

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hiking
3 months ago

Go out there with friends and have fun, alot of attractive water falls, awesome views. Like it and i will do it again