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Best trails in Big Sky

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Looking for a great trail near Big Sky, Montana? AllTrails has 27 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. You'll also find some great local park options, like Hyalite-Porcupine-Buffalo Horn Wilderness Study Area or Langhor Park. Ready for some activity? There are 17 moderate trails in Big Sky ranging from 3.5 to 32.5 miles and from 6,141 to 9,931 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Big Sky
Top trails (27)
#1 - Beehive Basin Trail No. 40
Big Sky, Montana
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
#2 - Cinnamon Mountain Trail
Custer Gallatin National Forest
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 5 h
It is a beautiful hike through a pine forest and meadows to an old fire tower on top of Cinnamon Mountain. The trail is well-maintained but can be very muddy during late spring. It starts on Cinnamon Buck Trail No. 6 with a gradual uphill until reaching a junction. From there, take a right onto Cinnamon Lookout Trail No. 73 to climb the steep switchbacks up above the treeline. As you switchback through the meadows, you will see impressive views of the Taylor-Hilgard peaks and Sphinx Mountain in the distance. Then, you do a final climb towards the ridge to the old fire lookout tower. At the top of the ridge (9,231 feet), you are surrounded by some of the best mountain views in the area that include Lone Mountain, Sphinx Mountain, the Taylor Hilgard range, Sage Peak, Monument Peak, the Spanish Peaks, Gallatin Canyon, Ramshorn Peak, and Yellowstone National Park. Useful information: To find the trailhead, turn right at Forest Service Road 248 opposite the Cinnamon Lodge in Gallatin Canyon, which is 13 miles south of Big Sky. You drive just a short distance (1/2 mile) to the trailhead. The trail is dry in most places but during the muddy season. However, people with horses have used the trail too early and made it difficult to find a dry way through the wet spots.Show more
#3 - Sky Rim Loop Trail
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 18 mi • Est. 10 h 24 m
#4 - Lemonknob Loop
Custer Gallatin National Forest
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
#5 - Lone Mountain
Lee Metcalf Wilderness
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
NOTE: As of July 2020, users have reported that both Bone Crusher Trail and Moose Tracks may be closed due to construction. Please check with the park for more information. This route is very difficult, with scrambling sections, and steep drop-offs next to the trail. There is a tram that runs to the top of Lone Mountain, that you can use to make this trail into a point-to-point.Show more
#6 - The Reflector Loop
Big Sky, Montana
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
There are several ways to walk the Reflector Loop. This is one of them. A great hike for part of a morning or an afternoon.Show more
#7 - Walking' Jim's Way Trail
Big Sky, Montana
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
#8 - Table Mountain from Lava Lake Trail
Lee Metcalf Wilderness
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Length: 16.3 mi • Est. 10 h 5 m
Hike up Cascade creek to Lava Lake. Continue east on the main trail and you will come to a flat mountain top called Table Mountain. It is located in the Spanish Peaks and offers great views of the Gallatin canyon and the surrounding mountains. The trail past lava lake is very steep and rocky.Show more
#9 - Moose Tracks Snowshoe Trail
Custer Gallatin National Forest
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
NOTE: You need a lift ticket to access the area.Show more
#10 - Buffalo Horn Pass from Tom Miner Campground
Custer Gallatin National Forest
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
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