Middle Cottonwood Creek

MODERATE 42 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 moderate. 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
3139 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog 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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4 days ago

Went during the Thanksgiving break in Nov 2017. It was snowy and icy for most of the trail. Slippery without ice grippers for soles. The trail itself is not very challenging. A couple of good views and interesting creek crossings. It was a good place to get out to.

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3 months ago

I've hiked this trail many times. The creek crossings are a bit dangerous if you go in early spring and the horse flies come out in late August but the butterflies, wildflowers and views are beautiful.

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4 months ago

I've done this hike up to Saddle Peak a few times, a great day hike.

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5 months ago

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

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