Mystic Lake via Bozeman Creek Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Mystic Lake via Bozeman Creek Trail is a 19.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bozeman, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
19.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2926 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

trail running
1 month ago

backpacking
4 months ago

Great. Steep in places. But if you get to the opening of the lake go over the slope. Even better view and another lake w even more solitude. Fished there too. Lots of fish at the head waters.

5 months ago

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7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Apr 7, Went to the Bozeman Creek Bridge. Too much snow afterwards. With the strong winds in the afternoon there were multiple dead trees crashing. Impressive. A few small ones feel on the trail between mu hike up and my return!! Very enjoyable.

mountain biking
11 months ago

backpacking
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

This trail is filled with excellent views!!!

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

Saturday, July 09, 2016

loved it. beautiful

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Thursday, May 28, 2015

mountain biking
Thursday, August 14, 2014

I did this trail on my new new mountain bike. We absolutely loved it, it was not an easy climb to the top but totally worth it. Again, it was my first bike ride so it may be easy for some but it was fairly demanding for me.

hiking
Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mystic lake is a great easy day hike. The lake is nice and peaceful and I saw a ton of wildlife when I went. There is a cabin you can reserve through the forest service if you don't like sleeping in a tent, otherwise there are some great camping spots around the lake if you want to spend the night. One word of caution though, the lake does have small leaches, so bare that in mind if you decide to go skinny dipping.