Explore the most popular birding trails near Big Sky with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
7 days ago

Definitely an easy hike with beautiful meadows. Imagine it would be brilliant with wild flowers in July. Trail is very overgrown and we regretted not having long pants on. No parking and as previously stated, just pulled off at a turn out to park.

hiking
19 days ago

Great views from the top with choices on the return. Loved seeing the restoration of the aspen groves. Two water crossings going up. Option to climb to the knob. Steady climb up but very doable with resting stops.

hiking
27 days ago

This hike offered some good views and wild flowers along the way, but nothing spectacular compared to others in the area. It is also extremely unmarked and super easy to get onto the wrong trail. Highly recommend tracking the hike with this app to make sure you stay on the right trail.

27 days ago

The trail deserves at least three stars for excellent views of Lone Peak, Spanish Peaks, and the Gallatin Crest. It loses because it’s one of the most poorly marked forest service trails I’ve hiked.

hiking
1 month ago

Very open hike with meadows and lots of wildflowers that were beautiful. We were the only ones on the hike and the trail has a very narrow path so would definitely recommend bear spray and long pants if you have any. A very easy-moderate hike that was good for an afternoon stroll while looking for some incline with good views!

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty steady incline the whole way up, and the views keep getting better. We went in early July, so the wildflowers in the meadows were abundant and beautiful. Our dog loved this hike and we did too

Lots of wild flowers and nice views. The trail was easy to follow but lots of horse poop. Surprised it is rated Moderate. 3.6 miles but mostly flat or gradual grades and very few rocks. When comparing with other hikes in the Big Sky area, I would rate this one easy for sure. Also there is no real trailhead for parking at least based on the directions. We just parked on a pullout.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views

I followed this route and around half way up it goes off the trail. It was cool though found the mineral lick.

Trail from Lava Lake to first ridge was very easy to find, but snow (3-10 inches) obscured the trail after 8,000 feet (10/1/17)

11 months ago

Boring hike. With so many better hikes in the area this ones not worth the time

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Awesome trail! Spend most of trail above Lava Lake above the Tree line so the views are spectacular. The trail is slightly obscure near the top but cairns easily guide the hiker. Lots of elevation gained but totally worth it.

We hiked in from Big Sky to Lava Lake, ended up being 25 miles or so. It was pretty up on Table Mountain and welcomed flat area!

walking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Really beautiful but extremely overgrown. Almost no trail with wild flowers and plants above shoulders

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016