Porcupine Creek is a 2.3 mile loop trail located near Gallatin Gateway, Montana that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, mountain biking, and snowshoeing and is best used from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 442 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

snowshoeing

forest

views

bugs

snow

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
1 month ago

Will definitely be better in the summer as it was muddy and icy. Still lots of fun.

hiking
bugs
9 months ago

Awful hike unless you want horse flies all over you. Way too many horses and their poop. Beautiful views. A creek for dogs to cool off. Would have been great if we hadn't had to use 1 whole can of deet!

11 months ago

Great hike. However the 2.3 mile loop trail map is for Beaver Creek; not Porcupine Creek. For the real Porcupine hike follow Forest Service signs to trail head on east side of 191.

Sat Aug 11 2018

This loop seems to have been developed and none existent.

hiking
Fri Aug 10 2018

Did not find the shorter loop and ended up on the bigger 12 mile hike, so had to turn around. Really beautiful, but wish we could have found the 2.3 mile loop. Encountered dirt bikes, horseback riders (from Jake’s Ranch), and hikers. All very polite of each other’s space. Gorgeous views!! Only giving 4 stars because we couldn’t find the shorter hike.

Sat Sep 09 2017

An easy hike close to Big Sky.

hiking
Mon Jul 17 2017

Nice hike; could have better trail markings. AllTrails said it's a 12 mile hike, a trail map we had said 4, no real distinction on the signs that we could tell. The horse flies were terrible so BRING BUG SPRAY

Wed Jun 21 2017

Easy trail to warm your legs up on for bigger hikes, go for a run on, or just enjoy a nice view. Can make this trail as long as you want with all the connecting trails. Signage isn't the best on the connecting trails.

horseback riding
Mon Oct 10 2016

Rode this trail with Jake's Horses, a great outfit for trail rides

hiking
Thu Sep 15 2016

Solid chill hike that surrounds the explorers with the Gallatin mountains around Big Sky. We had to dodge some horse poo, but I'd recommend just sucking it up and treating it as a metaphor for life.

hiking
Mon Jul 25 2016

A favorite - great for family and dogs

horseback riding
Wed Jul 22 2015

Nice trail with great views

Sat Jun 27 2015

This is a trail for all skill levels. The description indicates this is primarily a hiking trail. However, this appears to be primarily a horse trail. It is very narrow and you must dodge a lot of what the horses leave behind.

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Sun Jul 01 2018

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Mon Jul 10 2017

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Fri Jun 30 2017

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Fri Jul 03 2015