Mystic Lake Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Mystic Lake 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.

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

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

11 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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
5 months ago

backpacking
6 months ago

This trail is filled with excellent views!!!

hiking
7 months ago

10 months ago

loved it. beautiful

10 months ago

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.