Hyalite Peak

HARD 23 reviews

Hyalite Peak is a 16.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bozeman, Montana that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and backpacking and is best used from July until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
16.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,789 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

hiking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

A demanding hike with great views. This is a hike with good views of the Gallatin range and the Bridger mountains. The first quarter (halfway to the peak) is entirely wooded. Dense forest with great views of waterfalls and streams. The trail intersects with tributaries and smaller streams, sometimes there are bridges sometimes there are not. You can cross the streams with ease even without bridges but you may want to bring an extra pair of socks in case you slip on a rock!

hiking
22 days ago

If the hike to the lake isn't quite challenging enough give this a go. Great views, but you gotta earn them. I did it today and the trail right before the ridge was still covered in snow. Have to improvise a little bit for another week or two...no big deal.

trail running
1 month ago

Fantastic, very runable trail! gorgeous views, tons of water, no bears that we saw! A lot of waterfalls

trail running
6 months ago

hiking
Thursday, August 03, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

One of my first mountain climbed and favorite trails in Montana.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Long hike but totally worth it!

Monday, July 18, 2016

This stretch of the trail is the best of Hyalite canyon. Traffic drops off a lot after the lake. Path was still covered in snow in two parts as of mid-July.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Beautiful hike, definitely recommend!

hiking
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Very snowy, waist high towards the peak made us turn around early. Lots of ice climbers and skiers out and about.

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hiking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday, August 18, 2014