Pine Creek Falls is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Livingston, Montana that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 390 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

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rocky

Please note this trail begins near private properties. Please be respectful when crossing into the forest area.

4 days ago

This is a really easy hike, definitively not moderate. Its super muddy and there's at least 3-4 fallen trees that you have to climb over which can be difficult. Impossible to stay away from others on this hike too, there's people, kids, and off leash dogs everywhere. Falls are very cool though

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5 days ago

Great Trail, lots of mud and trees that fallen over trail

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15 days ago

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1 month ago

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5 months ago

5 months ago

Fabulous winter hike. The falls are gorgeous frozen over and it was easy enough for my 6 year old.

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8 months ago

This was a great short hike ~1hr to falls with stops for water/rest, photos. Heavy hiker/dog traffic encountered, but beautiful falls. The trail is mostly packed dirt/rocks/roots.You can continue up beyond falls for a longer hike or camping to pine creek lake.

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9 months ago

Fun hike without a lot of tough uphills but enough to get you moving. There were lots of families with children and dogs on the trail. The falls at the end are not very big but are still beautiful and relaxing. There are nooks and crannies around the falls to find some space to sit quietly while others are taking pictures and whatnot. There are also a few areas to step off the trail along the way and get closer to the creek/river. Overall a nice, quick, accessible hike.

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10 months ago

Beautiful easy quick hike to get the blood flowing. Next time I’m going to the top to see the lake!

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10 months ago

Great little 2+ hour workout. I would rate it on the easier side of moderate. Not much elevation gain and lots of shade. Great for kids and beginning hikers. Pack a lunch and eat at the falls on a rock while listening to water. 5 for a big payoff with only 1.2 mile walk to get there.

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10 months ago

Trail was mostly shaded, rocks on the trail, have to be careful not to trip on them. I found the hike very enjoyable, some people on the trail but just the ones we passed going opposite direction. I am a beginner hiker so this was a good work out for me. Total time with a few pictures and water break about two hours. Could of been less flies

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10 months ago

This trail was great! Not too challenging for a beginner but good enough to make you feel like you worked for it. Several places to step off and catch views of the stream. The waterfall is beautiful. Well worth the hike!

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10 months ago

An awesome quick hike to the falls! Great clear trail. Good chance of seeing some wildlife as well.

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10 months ago

I would do it again. Went with family, from 10 - 53yrs old & 2 dogs. Nice easy hike, a little muddy but the falls were fantastic! Some bugs.

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11 months ago

nice hike through the forest along the creek to the falls. mostly shaded, more flies than mosquitos. Rocky trail with some muddy areas. not much of a view due to the trees. we arrived late morning and the parking lot was nearly filled. popular hike. bathroom very close to TH.

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11 months ago

Great trail for beginner/moderate hikers. We loved being able to take our pup as well! We went in the afternoon and saw quite a few other hikers. Great for a short day hike! Mid June weather was nice, pretty muddy at the beginning but gets better as you go. Mostly hiking in the shady areas which is nice as well. Overall a great hike! We will be going for the lake next month!

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11 months ago

Hiked with 4-year old. Waterfalls well worth the trip!

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11 months ago

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Wed May 29 2019

A little muddy early on but incredible waterfall views.

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Sun May 26 2019

This is a fun hike. Very beautiful. the trail is rocky, lots of tree roots in the path. But well worth the hike. Would go again if in the area and got the change.

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Fri Oct 05 2018

Great little short hike. It’s gorgeous and you can access it fairly quickly on a paved road. You can crank this out pretty quickly - we did it in just over an hour and that included slowdowns for icy bridges and a dog who loves to stop and sniff everything that’s ever existed. Totally recommend!

Wed Sep 05 2018

Great place to dump your trash. Anita is always there to clean it up. Be sure to give her a wave as you walk past her house on the way to the falls. I like to leave plastic water bottles along the way so they're there for the next time I come through.

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Sat Aug 25 2018

Great hike to the falls. Past the falls gets steep and rocky as you head up to the lake. Definitely will be back for an overnight.

Sat Aug 11 2018

Yes. Pine Creek Falls are well worth the hike although as the property owner of the property the access road passes through to get to the falls this attraction can be a pain in the butt. Hikers/tourists need to take care to read the posted signs & quit trespassing on private property. Forest service public ground does not start until you cross the final cattle guard!! The littering discarded on our place is also an issue. People stop throwing your trash out your windows. I'm sure you wouldn't appreciate me throwing my trash in your yard so don't do it in mine!! If you don't like my comments then start respecting private property & I won't have to address these issues like I shouldn't have to anyway. RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE & THEIR PROPERTY OR STAY AWAY!

Thu Aug 09 2018

Fairly easy and mostly shaded walk. Uneven path with bolders and tree roots that might trip up young ones. The access road is paved and narrow. Would walk it again.

Tue Aug 07 2018

beautiful hike.lots of water in the creek.huckleberru season.

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