South Cottonwood Creek Trail

EASY 33 reviews
#19 of 87 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

28 days ago

Loved it!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Shady. Good trail. Lots of dogs off leash. And a whole lotta dog sh*t.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
4 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.

4 months ago

5 months ago

5 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.

6 months ago

6 months ago

lovely hike ❤❤

8 months ago

hiking
10 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.

11 months ago

Great leisure trail. Well maintained.

Monday, October 10, 2016

trail running
Friday, August 26, 2016

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.