New World Gulch Trail

EASY 9 reviews
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New World Gulch Trail is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bozeman, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.3 miles
2290 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


26 days ago

Went a few miles back yesterday, trail is pretty packed down and slick from skiers, so make sure to wear ice grips.

10 months ago

Did it a couple of days ago, still muddy but manageable! Good hike.

10 months ago

Yes, muddy but great hike. Did it today. Perfect weather.

11 months ago

beware of mud right now! went about 3.5 miles in treacherous mud. would probably be a great trail outside of spring mud season

Thursday, July 30, 2015

manageable hike, can be steep at times, but often levels out. went all the way to the lake (approx 5-6 miles, depending on which trail you take to get to the lake) and went back the same way. plenty of water along trail for dogs. saw rising trout, but didn't bring fly rod-- curious otters would have prevented successful fishing today anyway, one followed us around the entire lake :) at steady pace with a long lunch break took approx 6.5 hours

Monday, April 21, 2014

Did this trail in the summer. I would rate it a moderate hike. The distance is manageable, but there are some parts of this trail that can be rather rigorous. Keep an eye out for wildlife. Passed within 100 yds of a calf moose (he was on the other side of the creek and never saw us, thankfully). Mystic Lake and Mystic Lake Forest Service cabin are at the end of this out and back trail. Return via the same trail. Remember your fly rod, Mystic Lake and feeder creeks are teeming w/ Cutthroat and Rainbows (and of course Cut-Bow hybrids).

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Popular in the winter with backcountry skiers. Good peaceful trail. One could go to mystic lake as well

3 months ago

Sunday, June 05, 2016