Middle Cottonwood Creek

HARD 27 reviews
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Middle Cottonwood Creek is a 9.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bozeman, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3461 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Take Seventh to Springhill (after crossing 90). Then turn right on Toohey. Turn right onto Walker Road. This road dead ends at trailhead (and changes name along the way).

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6 days ago

6 days ago

Great trail, made my way up to Saddle peak from it.

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23 days ago

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10 months ago

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11 months ago

Loved it! Wild flowers everywhere, lots of shade from trees. Quite a few creek crossings, so a hiking pole helps.

Direction to trailhead are wrong on this site though. To get there, take seventh to Springhill (after crossing 90). Then turn right on Toohey. Turn right onto Walker Road. This road dead ends at trailhead.( changes name along the way).

11 months ago

Didn't see that last review. The street to get to this trail is privately owned.

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11 months ago

11 months ago

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Saddle Mountain Jeep Rd Trail does not exist! Map and directions need to be updated. The road is private or has been removed but either way no way of getting to it. Post some real directions so no one else wastes their time trying to find a trail that's not accessible

Monday, May 09, 2016

Thursday, May 05, 2016

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Love this hike, beautiful in the fall as the colors change. Near the creek and dog friendly. A bit crowded but a great trail overall.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Short hike that has multiple options to extend. Very crowded.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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Friday, July 17, 2015

I have to agree with Zeke's review....the dog crap smell for the first quarter of a mile was not pleasant. The other issue is that for the first part of the hike, the trail is on the right side of the creek. There comes a point where it looks like you can cross the creek and go left, or continue straight. I continued straight on a shale rock path....and went for quite aways until I realized I wasn't on the trail any more. I turned back around and did cross the creek, and found the wide/open trail to continue on the left side of the creek. Just a heads up for anyone who hasn't been there before so you don't waste time/effort. There are several creek crossing points before this one, which added to the confusion.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015