Sacagawea Peak

MODERATE 55 reviews
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Sacagawea Peak is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bozeman, Montana that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1935 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

views

hiking
6 days ago

It was a little rough getting up and there were some confusing switchbacks. Given that, it's a beautiful hike and totally worth the trek up. Be prepared, it's super windy on top!

6 days ago

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hiking
23 days ago

1 month ago

Go early the trail gets crowded.

2 months ago

is this opened right now?

2 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Pros: Spectacular views from lower saddle to top, small summer glaciers, fragrant Fraser forests, views of Crazy Mountains, Tobacco Root Mountains, and Gallatin Range in distance on clear days.
Cons: Lots of switchbacks, some confusing below the pass, no water above Fairy Lake, windy from the pass upwards.
Recommendations: Trekking poles, extra water, windbreaker, baselayers.

hiking
7 months ago

Loved this trail. The views are stunning. Prepare for strong winds when you reach the top. Trail is narrow and switchbacks nicely to handle the grade.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

November 5th: the trail at the top was covered in ice so climbing directly through the loose rocks seemed much easier at the time. The view was spectacular!! But the hike was really rough and I will definitely be sore tomorrow.

hiking
8 months ago

Good hike but it's either deadly winds at the top or nothing and I keep getting unlucky. the hike around the other side is also very gorgeous.

9 months ago

9 months ago

We took my 76-year-old father on this hike. Mind you... He thinks he's still in his 20's. We had read another review rating this moderate. I would rate it as hard. The hike to the base of the pass was moderate. Lots of switchback all the way to the peak. It becomes difficult from the base up. The path narrows, and is sometimes difficult to know which way. The path veers in many ways... Some more difficult than others. Lots of lose rock and Steep! I would definitely recommend hiking boots and a trecking stick. I rate this as difficult due to the path narrowing, lose rock and steepness. Just take your time and enjoy. We had 60+ mph winds once we hit the pass.... Which added to the difficulty. It was a total of almost 8 mi and took us 5hrs.... Taking our time. Great hike with beautiful views.

hiking
9 months ago

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10 months ago

Dirt road to the trailhead had lots of rocks/washboard, but well worth the drive to hike the tallest peak in the Bridgers. The trail gains a lot of elevation, switchbacks most of the way up. The last leg of the hike up to the peak from the saddle has a lot of hard scrabble/loose rocks and can be a bit treacherous coming down. Mountain goats can almost always be found near the top. Great hike!