Palisade Falls

EASY 105 reviews
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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 and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles
239 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly






1 day ago

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

8 days ago

great easy hike. no reason to not do it

10 days ago

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!

11 days ago

Kids loved it. An easy hike and beautiful falls!

23 days ago

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

5 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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

8 months ago

A nice little hike to a pretty waterfall

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

Super easy!

8 months ago

Beautiful scenery and easily accessible. Dog loved it too!

9 months ago

Very nice little walk, not difficult and the falls are cool.

9 months ago

Very cool falls!

9 months ago


10 months ago

The trail and the falls were fantastic. Be sure though to lock your doors and remove your hitch as ours was stolen.

11 months ago

Been here a few times with my family. Very easy short hike to the falls, paved and easy for kids and older people. Usually pretty busy so if you want to be alone go early

11 months ago

Crowded for July 4th but easy hike through beautiful surroundings. The waterfall is gorgeous.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Went with my 4 and 10 year old yesterday. Perfect hike for us. Seen a few people with strollers yesterday. Good family hike.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Easy and nice falls

Monday, May 29, 2017

Way easy worth the view!! If your looking for adventure though, this one is pretty boring for advance hiking. But other than that is was beautiful!

Saturday, April 08, 2017

The road to Hyalite is currently closed to motor vehicles until May 15, 2017.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Thursday, December 08, 2016

Paved trail, so super easy except in winter when icy!!!!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Pros: Family friendly, easy grades, beautiful tall waterfall (seasonal), short
Cons: Crowded, limited parking

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Exxellent short trail with beautiful scenery. Great to take little kids on. Falls are beautiful. Once you are at the falls you need to watch your step as there are lots of sharp, jagged rocks that can be slick. Easy and quick trail.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Easy going, paved trail with gorgeous, towering rock walls at the finish.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Beautiful falls at the end of this gradual uphill walk on an asphalt trail. Once you get to the falls if you'd like to add an extra challenge, go over the falls & up a very steep & slippery (but short) trek. You are able to see a great view of the canyon & Hyalite Resevoir.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Easy, paved trail, great for stroll or run... Waterfall is worth it at the end. Plenty of easy exploring to do around the area

Thursday, August 11, 2016

This is a short hike with barely over 300 feet of elevation gain. The trail is paved all the way to the falls and is wheelchair accessible. Great hike for all ages and abilities. You can get more details and photos here:

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Nice easy paved trail. Can go all the way to the waterfall if you choose to.

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