Targhee Creek Trail

EASY 31 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.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
331 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

hiking
1 day ago

It was a perfect hike for young kids. Between my sister’s kids and mine, we had five children from ages 3-9. About 1 mile in we saw a little trail down to the creek and the kids had a blast. They even got wet trying to cross on fallen trees and it was no problem since we were so close to the cars.

I would definitely go back and go farther if I didn’t have the kids.

hiking
5 days ago

We loved this short hike, despite less than ideal weather. The cool light rain didn't stop us from enjoying the sounds of Targhee Creek and the beauty of the countless wildflowers still in bloom. The lack of ascent/descent made it great for the kids and easy on the knees. We completed this trail (turning around at the first foot bridge), bit could've easily pressed on much further as the trail continues.

One caveat to the glowing review is we were unaware of how much bears are typically present in this area. While we knew of potential Grizzly encounters and took precautions to minimize risk, we read after the hike that this area is typically used as a re-location area for Yellowstone Grizzlies that get too near human activity and may be less skittish. Ultimately, we didn't see any bears or their signs, but if you're hitting this trail (and you should), plan for the possibility.

1 month ago

Easy to use product.

hiking
1 month ago

July 5. Nice short and easy hike. Not crowded at all pasig boo one in either direction going out. Wildflowers were abundant. We only did about 2.5 miles a bit past the end of hike 1 as shown per this app before turning back due to some time constraints. Would like to get further in to some of the lakes that show on the topo maps of the area.

hiking
2 months ago

fun hike, went the extra few miles and went to the Continental Divide and a couple of small lakes, saw a few deer and a mountain goat with a kid

9 months ago

Very nice scenic hike. Easy. My 3 boys loved it.

9 months ago

Very nice hike for our family of 5. Easy trail along the creek and beautiful views.

9 months ago

beautiful hike little muddy and snowy but amazing

hiking
11 months 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.

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

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

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Great for kids.

walking
Thursday, July 20, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

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.

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.

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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Had to turn back on account of the rain.

hiking
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.

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