Ousel Falls Park Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly 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 birding 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

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

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.

Love this trail. Has picnic areas, benches, bridges, babbling river & waterfall.

2 months ago

Easy, dog friendly trail.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is great. Very short but it has some decent elevation changes so it keeps your heart pumping. The trail itself is very well groomed and taken care of. The Gallatin river runs right next to the trail the entire time and there are plenty of spots where you can climb down and enjoy the water. The falls at the end are gorgeous and if you walk down the stone steps to the base of the falls there's a great swimming pool there and even a small area to do some rock climbing if thats your thing. I definitely recommend this one!

hiking
3 months ago

This place was beautiful. There’s a lot of people but overall it’s amazing.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail and beautiful scenery..

3 months ago

Great easy short trail to a nice waterfall.

hiking
3 months ago

Great Trail for beginners with amazing views.

4 months ago

A well maintained path down to a beautiful waterfall. Short and not difficult. Can be very busy, so go early morning or late afternoon. There are multiple benches and bridges and picnic tables along the way.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike, the switchbacks can be difficult for little ones, but the trail is very well maintained. And the waterfall is breathtaking!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful quick hike

4 months ago

This is a great walk / hike for all ages and all skill levels. The falls are beautiful and easily accessible. Perfect for kids.

4 months ago

Only had 2-3 hours of time left for a hike. This was perfect. J has time to relax at the falls. Although more traffic than I prefer it was enjoyable.

hiking
4 months ago

Short easy hike with great view of the waterfall at the end.

hiking
4 months ago

Packed with people but beautiful views! We went on a weekend so maybe a weekday would be better. Wide trails, easy hiking.

hiking
5 months ago

such a beautiful hike with amazing scenery. it gets busy around the afternoon but is still an amazing hike. the rocks are quite slippery at the bottom of the waterfall, so if you go down, be careful.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail to end your day! Views are beautiful and the waterfall is spectacular. Watch out for slippery rocks at the bottom of the falls.

nature trips
5 months ago

This is a super easy, super short trail to a decent sized waterfall. The trail is well maintained and easy to navigate. There were at least three viewpoints from which to see the falls. One from the top and two from the bottom. You can walk down a set of stairs to the base of the falls.

There are clean restrooms, dog leashes for loan and dog waste sacks at the trail head. This is a perfect hike for families or folks just starting out with exploring the outdoors. Go! Enjoy!

5 months ago

Well maintained trail. Beautiful scenery all the way to the falls.

5 months ago

great hike ended up doing ousel and ralph very high water

5 months ago

Wonderful after the rain. Wild geraniums and columbine.

hiking
5 months ago

Really nice trail with the best waterfall at the end! Views from high up and right on the water.

5 months ago

Gorgeous views! Great easy trail with a lot of places to picnic, even right next to the falls!

hiking
5 months ago

Super easy hike! Awesome for kids and family. Waterfall is great to see anytime of the year!

5 months ago

Great hike - The trails are well-maintained and easy to navigate. The scenery is stunning.

6 months ago

Beautiful

6 months ago

Very fun and easy hike. Amazing views and so cool to see the falls.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy and fun hike. Great for families and kids. I hiked it in January with snow boots. The waterfall is beautiful half frozen.
View my blog post here: https://www.brisul.com/blog/2018/1/23/ousel-falls-trail-big-sky-montana
And my vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6mgW3d1x9o

hiking
7 months ago

pretty easy hike, great views

hiking
7 months ago

Love this trail; we walk in multiple times a week and even with the ice/snow currently on it, it’s still very doable!

hiking
8 months ago

Icy in spots, but beautiful scenery along the way. People need to pick up after their dogs!
A nice hike.

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