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Sacagawea Peak is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bozeman, Montana that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,975 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Please note that the road leading to the trailhead is very rough. This route might require 4WD and good ground clearance.

hiking
14 days ago

A steady climb up to the ridge and a great view. Just be mindful about bringing a fair amount of water if hiking on a hot summer day. Not a lot of shade after the first mile or so

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icy
snow
4 months ago

Went on 11/8/19. Don't GO!!! The road to Fairy Lake is very dangerous - especially coming down. Trust me, find another climb to do. I feel very fortunate to have made it back without a major wreck - and I have a very good off-road truck.

hiking
6 months ago

My first hike in a long time, easy to follow trails, dog friendly, amazing views of the valley from the peak.

hiking
6 months ago

Steady uphill climb thru trees for the first part then open exposure to the top, with a little scrambling.

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6 months ago

Super windy but beautiful views!

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no shade
6 months ago

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muddy
rocky
6 months ago

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rocky
7 months ago

Trail through some wooded area then switchbacks up the entire mountain. Really awesome 360 degree view from the top!

hiking
7 months ago

road is 100% fine to get up to with truck or suv. awesome hike!

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7 months ago

Rough road up there but well worth it. The trail is beautiful the entire way up. Loved it even though it was one of the hardest hikes I’ve done. Highly recommend it. Bring a wind jacket. The wind made it cold towards the top.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike! We didn’t make it to the peak but had a good time hiking up to the saddle. Great views, even on a cloudy day. The road there is very bumpy and you need a truck or SUV with some clearance.

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rocky
scramble
7 months ago

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8 months ago

Loved loved loved this hike! It’s not a long one but it does get a bit challenging towards the end! Totally worth it though. There’s a lot of offshoot trails but they usually meet up together. Once you get to the pass, Sacajawea peak is to the left, pomp peak (I think) is to the right. There were no signs for that so I had to pull out google maps to figure that out. Absolutely stunning!!

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8 months ago

Brave white puffballs of Mountain goats, wild flowers burst of spectacular colors, lumbering trails in cool forest floor to sleep hot climbs along snow filled meadows. Fun & doable w kids!

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bugs
rocky
8 months ago

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8 months ago

The view from the top was the most amazing view I have ever seen. The hike gets really challenging at the end but is worth every step. The road isn’t as bad as everyone says but an SUV is preferable. Must do trail if you are in the area.

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8 months ago

The best hike yet! We used a Garnin gps and it recorded us walking 5.83 to the Summitt and back. The views are stunning! The road up was like riding a bull for 6 miles but was well worth it! Challenging footing. I would rate is as hard! The way down i think is the hardest! Definitely bring sunscreen!

hiking
8 months ago

Summited naya nuki peak south of sac to ski the great one. Clean descent path take .

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no shade
rocky
scramble
snow
8 months ago

This is a must do hike ! I completed this hike with a 14yr old and 17 yr old and a senior . The drive up is challenging unless you have an SUV or 4x4 .... we completed this a week ago in 35 degree heat and the views are worth the challenge of this hike . Have walked other Moderate trails and would say that this one is hard not moderate . There was still snow to negotiate and loose rocks underfoot which resulted in a few slips and falls which made parts of the hike difficult . Would recommend hiking poles for extra grip . Remember sun screen and fluids and camera for great photo opportunities .

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no shade
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snow
8 months ago

great trail. started at 830 am on a Sunday. there were a few people on the way up with us. absolute Disneyland on the way down, so many people. please, leash your dogs. we saw someone's chase a mountain goat at the top. doesn't matter how well-trained yours is. we also passed bags of dog poop. please carry it with you in a smell proof container or old water bottle.

hiking
8 months ago

A beautiful hike, but from the snow fields up to the peak the trail is very steep, narrow and has a lot of loose shale and stones. I consider this part to be hard, not moderate.

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