Ousel Falls Park Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gallatin Gateway, Montana that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 252 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

waterfall

Four Picnic tables are available at the waterfall. It’s a great shaded and cool place to have lunch on a hot summer day.

hiking
11 days ago

Incredibly beautiful hike — views to effort ratio are unparalleled. Fun and easy.

hiking
15 days ago

Nice easy hike to a hidden gem. Great for an evening hike after a long day.

hiking
muddy
24 days ago

Great quick hike and scenic waterfalls. Trail is still a little muddy but could have been die to morning rain shower also.

24 days ago

Awesome little hike! Must see in Big Sky, lots of others have the same idea though. Some spots have ice, snow and mud so have good shoes!

hiking
muddy
snow
28 days ago

Great hike with lovely waterfall views! Picnic tables if you want to pack a lunch. Some snow, mud and ice along the way. Definitely recommend!

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy trail that’s fun to tackle in any season. Crowds can be a problem so the trails are better for those taking their time than those running or otherwise in a hurry.

hiking
2 months ago

Took my toddlers. Wished I had spikes for ice patches. They walked most of the way surprisingly. Wished there were railings in some parts where one side of the trail has a bit of a drop off. Kept them in the middle of the bridges where the snow is packed, otherwise they can fall into the soft snow and into the wide railings. Beautiful ice falls and up at the main falls it was still flowing between the ice.

hiking
2 months ago

Great interp trail that provides info corresponding to numbers on the route.

hiking
icy
snow
2 months ago

Trails are packed and icy on 3-21-20. Spikes suggested. Main falls are snow covered and not able to be seen as of now! Other views are beautiful! Be careful

hiking
icy
3 months ago

hiking
icy
3 months ago

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Overall a fun winter hike. The waterfall is a little anticlimactic because it’s all covered in snow so can’t really see the frozen ice of the waterfall. Still a great, short winter hike!!

hiking
snow
4 months ago

hiking
icy
snow
4 months ago

Excellent short trail to some awesome falls in Big Sky. The falls were frozen but made for some cool pictures and a nice way to get out for an hour. There were several groups of people but not bad.

hiking
icy
snow
4 months ago

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Great hike. Trail is entirely snow covered but very well-worn. Snowshoes are not required. Very few slippery spots. The falls is frozen. Great scenery.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful trail and waterfall, highly recommend it

hiking
8 months ago

Caught it on a Monday afternoon after Labor Day, and between rain storms. There were several others on the trail, but I wouldn't call it crowded. The trail is in great shape gives nice river views and a nice waterfall at the end. Several picnic tables all along the trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy, casual, and well maintained

hiking
9 months ago

Easy and paved

hiking
9 months ago

Loved this easy trail and The gorgeous falls at the end. Did this hike with our 8 month old. Would be easy for all ages in my opinion.

running
9 months ago

Great easy hike. Lots of places to stop and take in the beauty around you. There are picnic tables at the top of the falls in case you want to enjoy a meal there. Trail is well maintained.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful, shady but short trail along the South Fork of the East Fork of the Gallatin River with moderate elevation. Beautiful waterfall too! Be sure to arrive before 8:30 am when the buses and vans start to unload groups.

hiking
bugs
9 months ago

Well maintained and beautiful! the only complaint we had was the vast amount of mosquitoes. Overall, a terrific trail!

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail, beautiful in August!

9 months ago

Beautiful hike with views of the river and a wonderful waterfall at the end.

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