Sypes Canyon

MODERATE 136 reviews
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Sypes Canyon is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bozeman, Montana that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1620 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

4 months ago

was quite crowded after work. beautiful area with water for dogs

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful view at the top. The trail was easy to see in the snow. Beautiful rock formations as well!

6 months ago

Decent trail with a great view of Bozeman. Don't go if windy though, it's pretty open at the top and will cut you up.

6 months ago

Beautiful fall colors throughout the lower half of the trail and sweeping valley views at the top. Perfect Sunday afternoon hike.

6 months ago

This is one of my new favorites. It's completely worth it to get to the top of the canyon, you won't be disappointed by the amazing views. Even though I've fallen a bit out of shape the elevation gain is manageable with minor huffing and puffing and I was still feeling great at the top. Took about four hours before I was back in my car

7 months ago

Not my favorite but still very nice.

hiking
7 months ago

Well maintained beautiful trails. Good challenge too!

8 months ago

The terrain changes throughout the hike. Fairly easy, and you're able to connect with other trails at the top. Close to town. One of my regular go-to hikes.

hiking
9 months ago

Awesome trail! You are out in the sun a lot though so bring plenty of water especially if you have pups with you! Mine drank my running pack dry!!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice trail and I like that you get cell service the whole way. Makes me feel safer when I'm hiking

9 months ago

fun

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike! The views were AMAZING!!! My legs were definitely feeling it at end of the 3rd mile. A lot of flies at the top.

10 months ago

Love! Such a great, steady hike.

10 months ago

gorgeous! 4 mile round trip to the lookout and back. 6 miles if you go all the way to foothills trail

11 months ago

Trail was dry yesterday 5-11-17. The creek is flowing nicely.

11 months ago

Pretty snowy today! Always a fun hike though

Monday, April 24, 2017

Went Saturday. It was sloppy. Still had a great hike!

hiking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

I measured it right at 10 miles round trip.

trail running
Thursday, April 20, 2017

It was muddy and snowy but very well marked. Looking forward to coming back in the summer to run it completely.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Lovely little day hike. Moderate at first with beautiful mica-laden rocks. Crosses stream and changes to switchbacks and pine forest up to a picturesque overlook of the Bozeman valley.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A fun hike up the west side of the Bridger Range. Easy going most of the way; difficulty increases during the last leg. Provides good views of the valley offering new perspectives.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Great even in the rain! Pretty slushy with residual snow on part of the trail

hiking
Sunday, November 20, 2016

Great trail through the canyon. At the end you are treated to beautiful views of the Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley.

mountain biking
Monday, September 26, 2016

Once you get to the ridge, it's amazing! Great change in terrain as well. The downhill is excellent when the trail isn't clogged with pedestrians.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Great trail

Saturday, August 13, 2016

This trail was the perfect length and difficulty for these two hikers! We saw such a variety of flora and even some fauna. We got an early start to avoid the worst sun. We chatted with nice people along the way and made it in and out in about 3 hours!

hiking
Friday, August 12, 2016

Once you get high enough for the trees to thin out the views of the Bozeman valley are very nice. On our hike we met a nice couple at the summit and had a good long chat on the way down.

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

A lot of traffic on a thin trail but lovely variety of landscape especially forest with lots of plants, flowers, trees and birds as you incline. The view from the top is pretty great.

Friday, July 08, 2016

great views of the valley at the end of the trail. lot of fun!

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Great local hike. Mostly steady climb to great views of Bozeman.

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