Sacagawea Peak

MODERATE 106 reviews
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Sacagawea Peak is a 3.8 mile lightly 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 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
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,889 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

views

wildlife

rocky

hiking
2 days ago

Walked this trail yesterday to the summit. Beautiful views and we saw a goat that was very interested in us also! I feel that this trail is pretty steep with lots of rock so I was glad I brought my walking poles. Getting to the top was so worth it!

hiking
2 days ago

It was incredible. My 8 year old son was able to do it with me. We got rained on at the top but came back to a stunning rainbow!

hiking
6 days ago

The hike is beautiful with the first part of it being in the trees and then it opening up to beautiful views! There was still snow pack and some run off.
Downside was the road going up. It’s a terrible 6 miles. If you have a mountain bike or 2 wheeled vehicle it would be a little better but it’s not for beginners.

hiking
10 days ago

Great hike, but be prepared to get a leg workout with the steep hike to the peak! Once you make it, the views are breathtaking! Also be prepared for all the rocks that might move when stepping in them, ankle high boats are recommend. also make sure you have a car with good clearance for the rough road up!

hiking
11 days ago

Awesome hike. Views at the top are worth it. The road on the way in is really rough so be prepared. We did this hike on July 8th and there was still snow and ice on trail.

14 days ago

Always a good hike when in the bozeman area. Pretty short hike for the summit views that you are rewarded with ! There seems to be more and more people each time we go so it can be a fairly trafficked hike. A good chance of seeing mountain goats if you keep your eyes peeled!

hiking
15 days ago

This is a great hike. Be aware that, to get to the top, you go up a very steep hill to the saddle using switchbacks. Some of these switchbacks are not well marked so it's a good idea to look up every now and then to get your bearings. The climb is very steady until you get to the final 100 feet - at which point, it gets MUCH steeper and you have to climb over a lot of shale. Getting up just takes some time and the views (and goats) at the top are incredible. If you are afraid of heights, this probably isn't for you. Also, while the road is open and passable as of 7/4/18, there are potholes that might be able to swallow a VW bug - so, bring your 4WD or, if you don't have one, borrow one from somebody you don't like very much.

21 days ago

Didn't get to see the view at the top, but it was still a fun hike! Will definitely do it again!

hiking
1 month ago

Visited on 6/9/18. The trailhead is not yet accessible by vehicle as there is still snow/ice. However, you can drive to a parking area about 2.5 miles from the trailhead and then walk. The road is in pretty bad shape but is just barely doable in a sedan if you take it really slow. This is an awesome trail with great views, however it is easy to lose the path in the snow. Still, many others have hiked this trail recently and you can follow their footsteps up.

hiking
1 month ago

Go when the sky is clear to get the best view on top

hiking
2 months ago

One of the best payoffs for such a short hike. It is really steep but worth every step!

Remember, despite what the last review says there are no grizzlies in the Bridgers! Lots of black bears (sometimes brown in color) but no grizzlies.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked this a long time ago, in August 2000. I had to stop to rest a little after the switchbacks, but the view of the Bridger Range and Bozeman in the distance was so so beautiful and worth every drop of sweat. Saw Rocky Mountain Goats at the summit, just below me. Grizzly ran in front of my car as I was leaving the parking area.

hiking
7 months ago

On 24 Nov road conditions to access trailhead were treacherous with snow & ice. Even with four wheel drive we turned around after 2 miles. I did the hike in August and it's fantastic - highly recommend. But this time of year access is difficult.

7 months ago

First off, I’m going to start by saying that the way to Sacajawea Peak also leads you to Fairy Lake. So you can see and do both, or you could even combine the two trails into one super long one.

Second, this trail is super fun! But let me just put this out there, I’m super fit, going hiking often, and boy!! It was some work to get up to the top. I have a bad right knee, and was really feeling it once I was almost to the top, as the trail is super steep.

Thirdly, I would definitely recommend this to anyone if you love hiking! The views are amazing!

9 months ago

10 years since my last trip to Bozeman, MT. This trail is just as I remember. Excellent climb with the chance to see some goats (summer). I would highly recommend.

9 months ago

Little aggressive with the snow but amazing view from the top

hiking
10 months ago

Amazing trail, unfortunately it's very popular and lots of traffic but we have been able to see mountain goats each time, up close and personal as well. worth the difficulty!

hiking
10 months ago

Too many people, but trail worth the effort as mountain goats on the peak!!

hiking
11 months ago

Awesome hike! it will definitely give you a run for your money but it's worth it. it took just under 2 hours to reach the summit and that was with plenty of breaks for pictures. One of the most amazing views you could ask for.

11 months ago

great trail, definitely start early in the day.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

I wouldn't recommend if you want to avoid the crowds, but the views are well worth it. Summited her 10 times!

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

hiking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

Outstanding hike with awesome views. There were a few rocky parts that were a little tricky, but overall very manageable. The mountain goats at the top were a real treat. Highly recommend.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Awesome! I would qualify this hike as difficult because of the snow fields (July 1st) and occasional need to use your hands to get up the steep parts. Seems like there are many switchback options and it's occasionally tough to follow the trail. The views from the Bridger Divide are fantastic. Be on the lookout for mountain goats!

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Fun hike, great views. The app says dogs on leashes, there were plenty running around loose and thankfully all were friendly.

hiking
Friday, June 23, 2017

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!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Go early the trail gets crowded.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

is this opened right now?

hiking
Monday, November 28, 2016

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
Sunday, November 20, 2016

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.

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