Ousel Falls Park Trail

EASY 136 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

Love it! So beautiful!!

2 months ago

Gorgeous!

hiking
3 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.

4 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
4 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
4 months ago

Fun family hike.

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

Easy fun and short. Great waterfall.

4 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
5 months ago

Great for the whole family!

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike, beautiful sites!

hiking
5 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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

7 months ago

great trail with beautiful sights. was a nice easy short trail & on dryer terrain

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful, relatively easy hike (0.8 miles each way, 1.6 miles round trip). The forest and river are beautiful, and the waterfall is really nice. The waterfall itself wasn't frozen during our April hike, but there were some pretty icicles. The second half of the trail was quite icy when we were there and the rocks at the bottom of the staircase (base of falls) were very slick. This hike definitely rates as "easy," but was slightly more challenging than we expected. Overall, a beautiful short outing.

hiking
8 months ago

Very easy hike and Ousel Falls is beautiful.

9 months ago

beautiful and kid friendly!

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