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Palisade Falls

EASY 223 reviews

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

This trail is mostly paved with a gradual uphill incline. Wheelchairs and strollers may be used if you feel comfortable with the elevation gain.

hiking
icy
snow
25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful falls. The trail was icy at the top so I wore crampons and was just fine. The road to this trail was horrible, the main one covered with pot holes and second one covered in snow. The hike was worth it.

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Nice hike. A little snow on the trail today.

hiking
2 months ago

0.7 miles in great paved hike with dogs on leash no problems.

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy with a paved trail and easy access to waterfall. Worth it for the quick morning walk!

hiking
3 months ago

09/07/19 -- The paved trail makes this a really easy out and back. The waterfall is beautiful as is the drive to get there.

hiking
3 months ago

Super easy paved trail with the reward of a waterfall at the end. Completed on 8/23/19. We didn’t feel challenged enough and went on to do Grotto Falls afterward.

hiking
3 months ago

Short hike with paved trail. Family friendly and a beautiful waterfall. For a challenge I recommend trying to climb to the top of the falls.

hiking
3 months ago

literally saw people watch their dog poop and leave it there. don't be those people. my dog eats the poop and gets sick.

hiking
4 months ago

easy paved trail to hike, great waterfall

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful, but pretty busy - even at 8am

hiking
4 months ago

I really did enjoy this hike. It is beautiful. However, there is dog poop EVERYWHERE. Pretty discouraging that people who enjoy going out in nature don't respect it or take them time to be responsible.

hiking
4 months ago

The paved trail makes Palisade Falls accessible for the vast majority of fitness levels and age groups.

hiking
4 months ago

Super easy - paved trail. Total choice for kids and strollers. Tallest water fall in the hyalite area

Beautiful falls, pika

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike, lots of shade, paved path, nice waterfall.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty trail! The last little bit (.05 miles) is pretty uphill. Other than that, it was an easy hike. We got there before lunch and didn't get to see sunlight on the waterfall. Afternoon might be better for that.

hiking
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
6 months 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
6 months ago

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

9 months ago

very pretty waterfall reward. petty easy smaller hike

hiking
snow
9 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.

snowshoeing
snow
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
11 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.

Fri Sep 21 2018

great for small kids

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