Livingston Peak Trail is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Livingston, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length7.3 miElevation gain3,156 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsBird watchingDog friendlyForestViewsWildflowersWildlife
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donald Plank
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Hiking

Amazing view over Livingston and down into the valley. Quite an uphill hike but worth the effort. Storm rolled in as I summited the ridge. Did not make it to the very top.

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Anne Seyfried
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Wow. Very rewarding but should be labeled hard not moderate!! The last mile and a half all over a 47% grade. The last .4 miles is 60-70% grade. Definitely need poles and good shoes when it’s wet and snowy up there!! Going down those .4 was even more dangerous than going up, because of the slushie snow it was treacherous!! Be careful and take your time! Great hike

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Jake Livingston
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Hiking

We were able to get to the trailhead in a prius so don’t let the rough road scare you off. Ended up turning back before the final push cause we were pooped and didn’t really feel like a quarter mile of 30% grade lol Awesome hike other than that. Got a bit steep and slippery for a bit there. Definitely wish we had trekking poles. Forgot to turn off the tracking when we drove off.

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Mike anglin
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Hiking

great hike little steep at the end. Did the hike with my 12 year old daughter.

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Mikayla M
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Hiking

Great hike. Easy to find although the road up is a little rough. Not grown over. Last stretch is the toughest but the views are worth it.

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Yuval Shavit
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HikingMuddyOver grownRocky

beautiful and totally worth going there!! however, 2 things to keep in mind: 1. the road there is about 30 minutes of very rocky terrain. no big deal, just keep that in mind. 2. when we were there it was super over grown, to the point that the trail was blocked by trees and plants in higher elevation. I didn't mind it, but the plants gave my wife a weird rash and we had to turn around before the peak.... bottom line - I'd do it again, just keep in mind those two points. oh and we saw a black bear, so do bring bear spray!

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Megan Medlin
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This trail has it all! We kept going up to the saddle. The trail path is easy to follow all the way up even tho the AT app stops tracking quite a ways before the saddle. Beautiful views all the way up. Quite steep the last bit up to the saddle. Makes it a little tricky coming back down with the small rocks under foot. This was one to remember. We only met about 10 people on the trail. 9 miles total from our car to saddle and back. Gained 2300 feet in elevation. This took us about 4.5 hours with Leah sure stops to take in scenery.

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Doug H
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First off, the road up to the trailhead is terrible — lots of rocks and potholes, etc. for several miles. It’s a slow drive up so factor that in to your arrival time. The road/trail is easy to follow and heavily forested. Once you make it to the ridge about 1.5 miles in the views of the mountains are gorgeous. Lots of wildflowers too. We turned around just short of the end because it looked like a storm was heading our way.

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Kelly Lattig
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HikingMuddyOff trailRockySnow

To be clear - this trail does NOT go to the top of Livingston peak. As defined, it gets up to a saddle at about 8200’, leaving 1000’ of tough climbing to reach the summit. Today, there was a lot of snow over ~7600’, obscuring the trail in a lot of places. I don’t think the summit is reachable without serious snow gear for several more weeks. That said, the trail was beautiful with really nice views in the last half mile. A little muddy, and some route-finding needed over the snow, but an enjoyable couple hour trip!

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- 8 months ago

Thank you Kelly for your feedback we have changed the route accordingly and extended it to Livingston Peak.

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James Duren
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Lexie Folkerts
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Frank Hollinger
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Emily Hall
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HikingOver grown

The road to the trailhead is very rocky!! Beautiful views! Well worth the very steep climb!

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Mary Frounjian
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Hiking

Beautiful start didn’t get far with a huge black bear!! Bring spray and make noise!!

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G Bern H
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Hiking

Clear all the way to saddle. Great hike. The red line on the map gets you to the needed trail to get to the saddle and the peak.

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Christine Anderson
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Beautiful, beautiful hike! We started from downtown Livingston and drove 45 minutes up to the trailhead. Swingley Route across Harvad’s Flat. Road rocky and minor wash outs in places. Take your pickup or SUV. We saw deer, fawn, moose, black bear (at a distance), antelope with babies and a multitude of wild flowers. We were slow and steady taking 3 1/2 hours up and 2 hour return. It was a push from the saddle to the summit but way worth it!

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Michael Joseph
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HikingMuddySnow

Snow pack up to peak at least waist high with plenty of post-holing. Rained when I was on the peak, so the trail became slick as snot on the way down. Be sure footed or else.

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Mary Bisgrove
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Hiking

Lots of snow, would wait a few weeks

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Val Fastenau
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Hiking

pretty view of town from the top. feels like you are on top of the world!

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