Looking for a great trail near Cooke City, Montana? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, forest trails, views 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. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Cooke City ranging from 2.9 to 37.2 miles and from 7,562 to 10,000 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
1 month ago

One of the best weekend backpacks you'll ever do. It's hard to beat the sheer amount of beautiful waterfalls and lakes on this trail. It's mainly moderately difficult with a few sections that are strenuous. Plenty of good camping spots throughout the trail. Not too crowded on a september weekend which is nice.

hiking
2 months ago

I could do this every year and never get tired of it. Calendar Picture Perfect

hiking
2 months ago

Hi, looking to arrange a key swap. We will be heading Cooke to E Rosebud the week of Sept 15 and can adjust dates somewhat to match up. Email scatir@gmail.com. Thanks

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Loved this trail, so many different views and sites. Every lake had different scenery as well as unique rock formations, mountains and meadows. Did not fish but there was plenty of activity and a ton of places to top off your water bottle. If you are backpacking and use the Sawyer squeeze i highly suggest bringing one of the squeeze bags (have mine setup as a drip system) for on the go drinking and using the drip in camp. Otherwise have fun and happy trails fellow hikers!

backpacking
2 months ago

Key Swap: Looking for a key swap on Friday the 27th. We are planning on doing a 2 or 3 day trip and are willing to go either direction. Please email me if you are interested in arranging something. Thanks! sophiawebb77@yahoo.com

running
2 months ago

Key Swap: Looking for a key swap on October 5th or 6th. We are planning to take one day and are willing to go either way. Email me if interested! annadeleray@gmail.com

hiking
2 months ago

Mom grizzly and 2 cubs are hanging out around the top/tower August 31 2019

backpacking
2 months ago

We spent 5 days and 4 nights going from the Clarks Fork Trailhead to East Rosebud with our 3 children (ages 14,12 and 10). It was absolutely perfect. We did 6 miles the first day, then 4 miles a day for 3 days, then 8 miles the last day. Each section was more beautiful than the one before. Every turn in the trail had a spectacular view. Our kids LOVED it and kept commenting on how cool it was. We saw a handful of people. We felt plenty of space and solitude. The no fire zone from Fossil to Twin was probably our favorite. I fly fished every lake I could and caught fish on every lake I fished. It was amazing! I want to do it again!

hiking
2 months ago

Not sure why the road was closed. There was a big flat road all the way to the top. Could smell elk but never saw them. Beautiful views from the top with a well maintained lookout. Cannot go in unless during certain hours when staffed. No camping at the top. Nice little outing.

Hello hikers! Looking to do a key swap this Labor Day weekend 8/30-9/2 (Friday-Monday) for the Beaten path. We are doing the east rosebud to cook city route. We have two dogs, five people, and two rigs. Based out of bozeman. (435) 754-9986

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Hiked the Beaten Path from Cooke City to East Rosebud lake in 3 days. Stayed at Russel lake on night one, and Rainbow lake on night two, both Russell and Rainbow had plenty of campsites that were mostly empty but I hiked it in the middle of the week. Bugs were not bad at all but we talked to people hiking out our first day who said they were unbearable. Not many campsites from Dewey lake to Rainbow lake so be aware if it's getting late in the day. Every part of this hike had amazing views, and a large change of scenery everyday. Bea aware that hiking North to South will present some pretty brutal climbs at Rainbow lake and between Rimrock Lake and Elk Lake.

backpacking
2 months ago

Lost ring of keys with small swiss army knife attached in vicinity of Rainbow Lake. 612 202 8588.

Looking to do a kew swap this Wednesday August 28th, planning on doing the hike in one day. We do have 3 dogs so would need a dog friendly vehicle. Willing to go either direction, if interested text or call 712-212-7418.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this in one day yesterday- not for the feint at heart! We were pretty shredded by the end. Beautiful views, too many lakes to count! Wildflowers aplenty. Took 14 hours from Cooke City to Rosebud. Mosquitoes weren’t too bad. Would do it again... in 2-3 days... one day meant not as much time taking in the amazing lakes and waterfalls.

KEY SWAP: Labor Day weekend (Saturday 8/31- Monday 9/2). Coming from Bozeman, automatic transmission, willing to hike either direction. Call or text Gabe at 240-247-7287. Thanks!

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

You have to immediately cross a creek. Took off shoes and socks to cross as it’s calf deep in some areas. Otherwise crane and beauty lakes are stunning views. Lots of bugs late August.

hiking
3 months ago

I might have shit my pants on this trail.

One of the hardest, yet most rewarding things I have done. The most beautiful views in the country are on this trial. There is a new surprise around every corner. The trail is definitely not easy, lots of uneven rocky surfaces. Bugs were not too bad during our hike (aug 10-12). Camping spots were plentiful.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked from Cooke to East Rosebud 8/7-8/9. Bugs were fine with a few exceptions. A ton of people on the trail through Fossil. Several large groups, opened up after Fossil though. Had some serious storms come through on night 2. Amazing trail and beautiful country.

hiking
3 months ago

Looking for a key swap for Sunday, August 18th. We are running from Cooke City to East Rosebud so hoping to find another headed the other way. E-mail if interested! eflowers89@gmail.com

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

we made it to Fox Lake only took US a couple hours. Did some fishing I got one bite and rocky caught a few. I had to walk out about 24 so just like could get my line deep enough. Great spot with fire ring.

Looking for a key swap. Hiking 8/30-9/3. Contact stannard.robert@gmail.com if interested.

hiking
bugs
muddy
3 months ago

Picaridin, not 97% DEET will help against moquitoes.

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

Our group did this trail last week & it was beautiful! The mosquitos were thick from Cooke till we were above the tree line. I highly suggest this trail & plan to do it again.

hiking
3 months ago

Key Swap Hi, looking to do a key swap. Leaving from East Rosebud side and plan to take four days. Can slide the sched bw 18th and 23rd to match up. Please txt Steve at 2077764207. Thx

hiking
3 months ago

According to my recording it was a little over 6mi to the shore of Lower Arrow.

Potentially looking for a key swap on August 20th/21st. We plan to hike the trail 20th/21st-24th. Willing to work with you on the time and place of the swap. At the moment, we only have a car with manual transmission, so knowing how to drive manual is a must. If interested please contact stevenrussell192@gmail.com Any help is appreciated!

hiking
bugs
rocky
3 months ago

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