Great hike and beautiful view once you make it to lake

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icy
muddy
3 days ago

A little snowy towards the top, making it slick on the way down. Such a beautiful hike all the way up and great views at the top!

A very easy, relaxing hike that follows a stream. Very popular and I think I was the only person hiking that didn’t have a dog. Takes about 5.5 miles to get to the meadow but the meadow is beautiful. I would strongly suggest bringing extra socks if you hike past the meadow, I payed the price of not bringing any extras and had to hike 6 miles back to the trailhead in soaking wet shoes and socks.

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icy
muddy
rocky
snow
3 days ago

Gorgeous bluebird day. Muddy/icy near the top. Otherwise pretty dry. Few glacier lilies near the bottom. Lake views totally worth the climb. Watch out for the voracious chipmunks if you back a lunch.

hiking
4 days ago

Very challenging hike for those who aren’t in shape or acclimated with the altitude. Lots of very long switch backs but sooo worth it for the view at the top is amazing.

hiking
muddy
snow
4 days ago

5/25/20: A beautiful and interesting trail! We turned back at the second creek crossing (about 3.75 miles in) after the snow became too deep. The snow started right around the first creek crossing. This trail is a beautiful with the creek running parallel the whole time, meadows and dapple shade forests. I’ll be back when there is less snow. Only saw 2 hikers in the hours on the trail.

Nice hike for those who like a challenge due to it being 3 miles, gradually uphill. Some spots were very muddy and covered in snow. You cross over a stream 3 times which is cool and you stay next to the stream the whole way. Lava Lake is gorgeous and well worth the sweat and heavy panting to get there.

hiking
6 days ago

Incredibly beautiful hike — views to effort ratio are unparalleled. Fun and easy.

hiking
rocky
8 days ago

Nice easy hike to a hidden gem. Great for an evening hike after a long day.

hiking
rocky
10 days ago

Steep incline but a great view! Arduous, especially if you’re not used to this elevation level already. Limited shade when sunny so prepare for that. Significant heat difference between sun and shade. Crowded by midday so try early since some parts of trail are narrow and rocky with nowhere to step off to side. Gate open as of 5/20.

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
snow
11 days ago

Great most of the way up then last third or so is a bit snowy and icy. So, so worth the view though. Way faster trip down. Walking sticks helpful.

hiking
12 days ago

Awesome trail. Good effort for an epic pano view. I did it 5/18 and the trail was in good condition and the trailhead was open. Some areas are exposed so remember to bring stuff for the elements if needed.

hiking
icy
muddy
12 days ago

Could not find trail head was not well marked. It was pretty but not worth the drive.

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icy
muddy
snow
13 days ago

Beautiful hike, the river is flowing and the scenery is beautiful. Muddy throughout as you’d expect for this time of year. Definitely icy the last mile or so but worth it to get to the beautiful lake at the end. Hiked on 5/17 and ice on the lake is starting to melt.

hiking
muddy
14 days ago

Super fun trail, highly recommend. Get early start, it gets busy quickly. The mud isn’t too bad, but wear close toed shoes.

Great trail with spectacular lake views. Lake is still completely frozen over as of 5/10. Hike is near to Bozeman with ample parking, there are 2 lots. Lots of trash on the trail. we even found a wine bottle. really disappointing for such an incredible place. pay it forward and bring a bag for packing out trash that others have left :)

hiking
muddy
19 days ago

Great quick hike and scenic waterfalls. Trail is still a little muddy but could have been die to morning rain shower also.

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