Ousel Falls Park Trail

EASY 160 reviews
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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.

hiking
2 days ago

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

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

hiking
6 days ago

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

6 days ago

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

9 days ago

Beautiful

21 days ago

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

hiking
28 days 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
1 month ago

pretty easy hike, great views

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Very beautiful trail. A little difficult only because of the ice. Additional trails that go lower near the waterfall and above as well.

2 months ago

A little Ice. We did it with just hiking shoes. Gorgeous trail!

hiking
4 months ago

I took the trail to the waterfall in February on a beautiful sunny day. The trail was easy and about 0.8 miles winding through the woods and alongside the river to Ousel Falls. Well worth it.

4 months ago

Always a fun hike, no matter the time of year. Family favorite!

7 months ago

Love it! So beautiful!!

8 months ago

Gorgeous!

hiking
9 months ago

The waterfall is pretty but the hike to get there seemed a little more difficult than necessary, and kind of set up as a tourist attraction. However, it's a great spot to picnic and listen to the peaceful running water as you walk along the creek.

10 months ago

great trail for a quick family outing. lots to see, nice places to stop n have a picnic or lunch. a lot if people but everyone was very friendly.

hiking
10 months ago

Checked this short hike off our list today - it was an absolute blast. There was a whole group of us, including 4 kids, five & under. Young & old easily traveled this well taken care of trail, we even pushed a stroller the entire way there & back! Gorgeous views the whole way!

hiking
10 months ago

Fun family hike.

10 months ago

Beautiful hike with great views of the waterfall. Dog friendly.

10 months ago

Easy fun and short. Great waterfall.

10 months ago

This is a very pretty hike that we did with two young kids (ages 4.5 and 2.5) and two adults in their mid 70s. I wouldn't rate this trail easy for kids or seniors as there are lots of inclines and declines. This hike is not stroller or wheelchair friendly. It took us a long time to go 1.6 miles. We ended up carrying the 2 year old about 1/3 of the time. The 4 year old had no problem. The kids enjoyed throwing rocks into the river not far from the start of the trail under the first bridge crossing. The landscape and falls were beautiful and interesting. Great hike that we'd do again but harder than anticipated.

hiking
11 months ago

Great for the whole family!

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Heavily trafficked trail. Leave early in the day to avoid crowds.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy hike, beautiful sites!

hiking
11 months ago

Easy trail with a beautiful view! The spray from the waterfall was a nice cool down too

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Great hike for kids or adults looking for an easy hike. Picnic tables at the falls to enjoy a lunch.

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

Falls were thundering today!! Easy hike overall (well-maintained, hard-packed trail), but be prepared for elevation changes. Good hike to do with kids.

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