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Sage Creek Meadows is a 15.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gallatin Gateway, Montana that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 15.6 mi Elevation gain 1,272 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Backpacking Fishing Hiking Horseback riding Running Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Sage Creek THD is fairly well-used and consistently has multiple cars/truck and trailers. The trail is one of the most pleasant in terms of gradual ascent as you make your way up the canyon. Sage Creek itself is clear and beautiful and allows multiple opportunities for dogs and horses to tank up.

The trailhead can be found about 25 miles north of the Junction of Highway 191 and Highway 287 just east of Hebgen Lake. If coming from the opposite direction, the THD can be found about 16 miles south of Big Sky.

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Brian Smithgall
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Spectacular area. Open forest, many meadows. The trail is very chewed up by horses. Trail was muddy and the horses take many parallel paths, so it is messy in June. Gradual trail, no bugs. Turned around when I saw clear recent grizzly tracks going down the trail. Take your horses, take a group, take your bear spray, or take your chances.

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Cicely Drennan
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