Palisade Falls is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bozeman, Montana that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 239 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

partially paved

views

waterfall

bugs

snow

hiking
5 days ago

Very pretty waterfall and forest. It is short and a lot of people, but it is great for young kids. The drive to it is pretty too.

hiking
20 days ago

Really cool! Short and sweet with a nice waterfall reward for driving in the middle of nowhere and dirt roads for 20 minutes lol

hiking
25 days ago

A very easy wide paved trail to a beautiful towering waterfall. A little steep and lots of switchbacks but perfect for family hikes with dogs and/or children. You can hike right up to the waterfall and touch it. There’s also some pretty cool small caves to check out right at the waterfall.

hiking
1 month ago

The base of this trail is paved the whole way to the bottom of the waterfall. We kept going to the right hiking straight up and around the waterfall to the top. Purely amazing but extremely hard only recommended for expert hikers.

hiking
1 month ago

Great day, great conditions. Trail paved all the way to the falls. Mild traffic on the trail.

4 months ago

very pretty waterfall reward. petty easy smaller hike

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Amazing frozen waterfalls are worth the extra mile hike each way due to the road being closed for the winter. Packed trail made hiking without yak tracks easy. Relatively flat until you get to the mail trailhead, then steady climb up. Brought the dog with and she loved it as much as we did.

hiking
6 months ago

The road leading to the trailhead was closed off, added an extra mile both ways. Great hike! The falls were beautiful.

hiking
6 months ago

An easy short hike. Went on Christmas and was not disappointed by the the giant frozen waterfall.

hiking
6 months ago

Love this hike. Good for kids. All year round availability. Crisp mountain air. Wildlife/birds abound. Would love to ice climb the falls one year. Awesome photo ops.

9 months ago

great for small kids

walking
10 months ago

Nice short hike. Picnic tables etc. at trailhead parking lot. Very pretty. Good hike for families and people who have difficulties on unimproved trails.

11 months ago

Short. Asphalt surface. Nice waterfall!

11 months ago

Was a great hike! Waterfall is really beautiful! Wow!

11 months ago

I didn’t actually love that it was paved, but it would be great for families with kids and strollers. The waterfall at the end was very pretty and offers the chance to scramble up to get closer to the foot of it if you choose.

11 months ago

Pretty breathtaking scene at the end of this trail. While this trail is short and busy, this is definitely worth your time if you are visiting for a short time or if accessibility is a high priority. Great hike to take newcomers and visitors to town on.

11 months ago

Beautiful!

11 months ago

Awesome views, was easy enough for us to take the kids (6 and 4).

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Beautiful! Paved trail. Bathroom at trail head. Plenty of parking.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Easy hike on a paved trail ending at a beautiful waterfall! Great hike for families!

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Georgeous! Gets really busy but I think there’s plenty to see just past the falls. And most of the traffic dyes off there!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

A majority of the path is paved with a gradual incline. Nice short hike with a breathtaking waterfall at the end. Beautiful!!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

great easy hike. no reason to not do it

hiking
Thursday, June 07, 2018

Easy hike up to the falls, to get a better view keep climbing up the rocks to the left of the falls. You can go up pretty high and get some great views!

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Kids loved it. An easy hike and beautiful falls!

hiking
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Super easy hike with an absolutely beautiful waterfall. My husband and I were thoroughly pleased with the overall experience of this trail.

hiking
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Beautiful in the winter time. The gate will be closed at the first parking lot past the dam when you make the left turn up for palisades. So it adds about an extra mile each way to the hike. Worth it.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Gorgeous short hike. Snow up to my knees but still doable. ✌

walking
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A nice little hike to a pretty waterfall

hiking
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Very short and easy hike, nice waterfall at the end.

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