Storm Castle Peak is a 7.4 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bozeman, Montana that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length7.4 kmElevation gain562 mRoute typeOut & back
dog friendlyHikingForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Just a short drive from Bozeman, this popular trail climbs up from Storm Castle Road and offers incredible views from the top. There is a small parking area along the road, and the trail curves northward up the mountain from there. Note that there is a gate on the road leading to the trailhead. This gate closes in winter due to snow. If the gate is closed, add 3 miles roundtrip to the hike.

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Kathia Grant
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worth it!

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Melissa Melendez Rodriguez
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Went in First week of October and WOW! Muddy, and snow water mix at top. Elevation gain is almost 2000 from start to finish (very top). Pretty steep but doable. Definitely recommend trekking poles and spikes. It’s BEAUTIFUL. Worth all the storms along the way

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Miranda Griffis
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Great trail. Get there early, it gets busy

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Beaux Loftis
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Beautiful- just beyond pretty at the top. Make no mistake this is an uphill trek but well worth the work. Wore my spikes and was fine tho the trial gets icy in some parts- fair amount of snow on the road to trail head.

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Cheri Wubs
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Nice hike.Very little snow and slush. Beautiful views

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Tracey Thompson
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Beautiful trail, the switchbacks make it a pretty easy ascent. The snow capped distant peaks made for a gorgeous view, with this warm December we’re getting the trail isn’t too snowy or icy. Wouldn’t recommend taking the road there if you don’t have 4WD

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Mary Gerloff
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Breathtaking views!

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Elizabeth Oblinger
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Mindy King
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The trail was in great condition today. Rarely icy except for the top ridge. The trail itself has plenty of switchbacks, not too many rocks or roots, fairly smooth overall. Not muddy. Awesome views!

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Austin Miller
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Charles Conner
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What an incredible experience! The trails and views were amazing. There's a fair amount of snow and mud along the way so microspikes wouldn't hurt but it's beautiful all the way to the top and worth the effort. We met some great guys and their pup on the way up and had a pleasant chat. Each person we passed was friendly. I would highly recommend doing this trail while it's nice. I may even go again soon!

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Jessica Hsu
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HikingGreat!IcyMuddy

Lots of switchbacks make it very doable. The trail was not muddy or icy at all, except for the last 100 yard to the top. The view up top is beautiful and breathtaking. Bring lots of water.

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Nick Balser
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Amazing views from the top. Worth the effort!

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Amrush Prence
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The incline wasn’t hard with just a mild incline with scenic viewpoints along the way. The summit is a huge payoff in the end. There was a little bit of ice towards the end of the trail near the top but it wasn’t too bad.

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Lindsey Yarnell
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Awesome hike! Amazing views! Trail was in great shape, but it did get icy at the top. If you bring micro spikes for the last bit you’ll be in great shape!

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Daniel McGregor
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Small trailhead; road was open although there was some snow. Thick woods, consistent uphill grade the whole way without being too strenuous. The switchbacks were well-structured and allowed for quick elevation gain without getting so steep as to be laborious or cause for scrambling. Lots of breaks in the treelines for great pano views. Outstanding (nearly 360) view from the definitive summit. Packed snow on trail but had micro spikes which made it easy. Snow will probably be gone in a few days. Loved the hike. 4.5/5 stars - half star off for the road noise heard constantly off of Hwy 191. Accessibility of trail gets an A.

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Kamie Augustine
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It was well marked. Gorgeous views all the way up!

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mega hiker
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best hike in bozeman / big sky

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Jasmine Heirendt
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Really fantastic hike! Dusting of snow at times but other than that it was absolutely stunning! Can’t beat the view. Was a really steady uphill the whole way & was almost entirely switchbacks but was overall one of my favorite hikes I’ve done

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Anne Sweney
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Bryan Chin
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Clean trail, seasonal leaves are turning to rust and will probably have fallen to the ground by next weekend. Beautiful trail, quite a few friendly people and dogs on the trail today. A bit windy at the top but perfect feel following the climb to the top.

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Julia Weisenhorn
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Amazing hike! Beautiful vistas on the way up and spectacular view from the top! Steep at parts. I’m from the Appalachians so I call this one a “Montana moderate”. Windy at the top and much cooler so bring layers. This is a must do hike in the Bozeman area!

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Carey OD
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Really wonderful hike, although we lucked out with a cool day. In the height of summer, this would be best in the early morning as there are stretches that would be super hot in the sun. The trail is narrow so please accommodate people and step aside when logical to let people pass in either direction.

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Jaden Nielsen
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Fantastic

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Beck Tomczyk
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Steep at some parts but the view is worth it!

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