South Cottonwood Creek Trail

EASY 30 reviews
#19 of 83 trails in

South Cottonwood Creek Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gallatin Gateway, Montana that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
633 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

hiking
25 days ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike. Trail continues beyond what's on the map, and would have continued had I not brought two kids. It was not too much for my 8 year old who really enjoyed it. My 2.5 year old loved it too, and it wasn't too steep for her but she did get tired and was carried most of the way back. There's a couple bridges that were too narrow to allow a young child to cross next to the parent, but we were able to successfully cross with her riding on my shoulders.

2 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

Easy and pretty hike. As of May 5th, there is still snow and mud on parts of the trail. We wanted to go further up past the second bridge but the trail was snow covered.

4 months ago

4 months ago

lovely hike ❤❤

6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Run on packed snow before dark. Well packed with lots of stream crossings. 5.25 out and back. Keeps going winding along creek interesting contours good for running.

Beautiful trail with several water crossings. You can go as long or short as you wish. Parking can be difficult as are most trailhead smear Bozeman.

9 months ago

Great leisure trail. Well maintained.

10 months ago

trail running
11 months ago

Nice single track trail, not to many people and was a cool run on a hot day!

mountain biking
Monday, August 15, 2016

walking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

We walked to the second bridge about a week ago. Everything was clear and all the snow had melted. Great for a walk, great for dogs, and fairly busy. There were people of all ages and a bunch of mountain bikers. The windflowers were blooming and the colors were beautiful.

hiking
Friday, June 24, 2016

It was nice and fairly easy. We enjoyed all the different views this trail offered.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Easy relaxing hike, not that crowded! Watch out for bikers