Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

18 hours 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.

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10 days 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!

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15 days 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
1 month 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)

10 months ago

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

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
11 months ago

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

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Monday, July 17, 2017

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016