Sacagawea Peak is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bozeman, Montana that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5.2 miElevation gain1,975 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingForestLakeViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyScramble
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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.

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Julia Weisenhorn
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HikingGreat!

Did this hike beginning of august on a warm day. Difficult but doable! Trekking poles are really helpful on the loose/steep terrain. Breathtaking views. A real sense of accomplishment when you reach the summit. Bring lots of water and a snack! Fairy lake is a nice respite after the hike!

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Natalie Wulf
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HikingRocky

Very difficult trail but beautiful!

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Arlee Green
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Hiking
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Alec Hills
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HikingSnow

Difficult to find the trail. Couldn’t reach the peak because of a herd of aggressive mountain goats. If you find a set of keys to a Nissan about halfway up, please contact me. F sac

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Camille Custer
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HikingRocky
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Sean Kretovics
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HikingRocky

Really nice trail. Pretty highly trafficked, but worth every step.

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John Centorani
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BackpackingRocky

Short, fun trial. Windy camping up top. Good views.

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Bill Carlson
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HikingGreat!

The forest road up to the trailhead is a bouncy seven miles but it wasn’t scary or nerve wracking. There was only one spot that required a little ground clearance. The hike was strenuous and at 58 yrs old, I pegged my heart rate a few times at 165 bpm. Overall it was a great experience and a beautiful day. We’ll see how our knees feel in the morning.

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Lincoln Fellingham
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Hiking
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Pauline Cloonie
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RockyScramble
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Jarred Clifford
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HikingGreat!Rocky

I've completed this trail 2 times now. It is a beautiful landscape and there are views the whole way up. Make sure to stop at Fairy Lake and enjoy the view with the peak behind you. If you struggle on your way up, make the shoulder of the 2 peaks your goal, and once you reach it take a rest and then head to the top. Hang out on the top and look for mountain goats.

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Shelley VanWitzenburg
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Hiking
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Nicole Germann
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HikingGreat!

Phenomenal, one of the best hikes here! Not to hard honestly it’s a really amazing hike you must do!

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Chris Cortez
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HikingGreat!No shadeRocky

One of the roughest part of this trails, I would have to say would be driving up to the trail head. Be cautious of how low your car is and if you have the adequate tires, suspension, and if possible 4x4/awd equipped on your vehicle. The road is a bit narrow and very rocky, with some dips that can hit your vehicle scrape panel. The trail itself was not terrible. It did have a few areas of incline and narrow pathway going up to the pass just before the path that leads you to the peak. It was very windy both at the pass and on the way to the peak, So definitely bring a windbreaker or jacket of some sort, and perhaps a light neck gaiter. Once at the peak, You may run into a few mountain goats. They are harmless, and will most likely just walk away from you. They do make for a great photo op in addition to the absolutely PHENOMENAL view! Total completion time from trailhead to peak and back: 3.75 hrs.

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Amanda Sieck
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HikingNo shade

I loved this trail! A good challenge and great views. A little sketchy and very steep at times you could easily slide down the slope if not careful. Tricky going down as well, poles would’ve been helpful for the first bit. Saw a whole family of goats at the peak. Like I said it was a good challenge for me (21 not big into hiking) but my 58 yr old mom who doesn’t hike could barely handle this (almost-quit-after-the-first-mile kind of couldn’t handle it) took us ages going slowly for her but still made it to the top. Super fun though I’d recommend it for anyone who is even just an average amount of active !!

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Brynlin Curry
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HikingGreat!

Did my first summit in Montana here. Saw mountain goats with their babies, which made it even more of a great experience. I love this hike, and it holds a special place in my heart.

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Ian Laird
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HikingScramble

This is not an easy hike, but it gives views that rival much more difficult hikes in the Gallatin valley. There is no reason to not do this hike Getting to the trailhead is kind of a pain since you are driving on a crummy dirt road for quite a while ( I heard they fixed the road so it might be more drivable now)

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B Hartley
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Hiking

A bit steep and scary at times but trekking poles helped. Gorgeous!

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Brandon Edwards
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Hiking

So fun and beautiful! Went early and it wasn’t windy.

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Anna JC
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HikingRocky

Windy! Bring a jacket

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Sara Walter
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HikingGreat!No shadeScramble

We hiked this trail with our two kids (7 & 10) so we only made it to the saddle. There was a bit of scrambling there towards the top but it was not too bad and the views were worth it! Also we saw a lot of fossils along the trail which the kiddos loved! The wildflowers were also peak, there were so many. We saw a lot of signs of mountain goats but we didn’t spot any.

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Senecca Kirkhart
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HikingBugsGreat!

Did this trail with my two kids and husband today. The drive up was a bit rough but not awful. Absolutely worth the effort!! I tracked 3.0 miles to the top of Sac and 3 back for a total of 6 miles round trip. Shaded the first mile, then exposed and sunny the rest of the way. Pretty technical at times and worth it to bring poles for the way down!! I would rate this a hard not moderate.

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Corina Dick
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HikingRocky
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