Targhee Creek Trail

EASY 19 reviews
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Targhee Creek Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near West Yellowstone, Montana that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.0 miles
393 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding




wild flowers



22 days ago

went labor day weekend. beautiful views, limited flowers left. would be an easy trail for kids and a nice bike trail. didn't see any animals but the path runs along the creek most of the way. no one mentions the road going into the trailhead. It was a little rough. we took the RV and cautiously made our way. there are a few boondocking sites along the way and there is a turn around at the trailhead. If you are staying at Henry's Lake it is a nice little hike not far from the campgeound.

25 days ago

great easy walk with good views. spend the time to see the creek up close. it is so clear and cold.

1 month ago

Beautiful day, moderate temp. Still a few flowers. Great family trail.

1 month ago

Great for kids.

2 months ago

Very easy stroll with beautiful views of mountains and so many wildflowers and meadows along the way.

2 months ago

Perfect hike. Wild flowers were prime, foot traffic (for a holiday) was minimal. Not too strenuous so you can enjoy the scenery. I'd do it again without hesitation.

3 months ago

4 months ago

trail running
Sunday, September 04, 2016

The trail is a little skinny most of the distance but not a big deal. This is a beautiful trail the whole way. Not sure how a past review of this thought trail was boring and all they saw was the creek. Look around as you hike, it's great. Saw three or four hawks in the first mile too.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday, June 06, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, October 11, 2015

We had a nice warm day today and was able to get up nearly 5 miles on mountain bikes. The first 3-4 miles are not too steep. Once you cross the creek the trail gets very steep. We had to walk the bikes up for nearly a mile. In that mile the trail climbs up about 700 ft. The views are pretty great. It took us about 2 hours to get up 5 miles, and about an hour to get down.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

We enjoyed this trail. We took our 3 young boys ages 3-8 and were able to go up about 2.5 miles without any problems. The trail is pretty easy. The scenery is good and the trail feels pretty secluded. The trail follows the creek most of the way, however the trail was usually about 100 yards or more away from the creek on the small section we hiked. We didn't see any wildlife.

We didn't see many other people on the trail today but we did see some mountain bikers. I'll be coming back with my bike later this summer.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

We hiked about 8.5 miles of this trail. 4+ out and 4+ back. Trail was easy to moderate and was becoming more strenuous around the 5th mile. The scenery was nice, not much to see except the Creek. I probably wouldn't hike it again.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Had to turn back on account of the rain.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Great trail. We only went about half way before we were chased out by lightning and rain. The trail is easy to see and not too steep. My kids loved it. We stopped and fished along the way and tried to outsmart some brook trout. Lots of fun and scenery.