Hyalite Reservoir Loop Trail

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Hyalite Reservoir Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bozeman, Montana that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for trail running and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.3 miles
347 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running



16 days ago

Agree with Don Pat’s previous review. We couldn’t find the “loop”—and also ran into other hikers with the same problem. We took the well-manicured West Shore gravel trail up the right side of the reservoir but never saw a clearly marked trail to loop back to the right. So we followed the gravel trail to its end at a Forest Service cabin, beautiful views of Hyalite Creek from a road bridge near the cabin, and amazing views of the mountains. Worth it, but a 5-mile out-and-back—not a 3-mile loop.

1 month ago

Beautiful loop but somehow we missed where we were supposed to “loop” around. Signage was poor. Another hiker we met felt the same and had also missed the loop. But in missing it we went further up the trail and were treated to a surprise of green flowered alpine meadows and mountain vistas unsurpassed by any I’ve seen. Reminded me of hikes I once did in the Swiss alps.

mountain biking
1 month ago

This is a pretty fun/short route to ride. Can get busy with people so it is great to bike during the morning.

11 months ago

It's a great little hike with a small lake at the top of the loop and easy access to the reservoir. My only complaint is the "improved" trail of gravel, which is hard on dogs' paws. We'll likely take the unimproved west side trail back, rather than making the loop in the future.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

easy quick loop, there are signs saying bears are active around there tho, so don't forget the bear spray!! Also a little mosquito-y in parts.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Just did an out and back hike along the waterfront. Great views!!!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Easy hike but lovely.

8 months ago

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014