Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Gallatin Gateway with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

very beautiful and scenic route. easy trail but the views are amazing. went in may and there were still a few deep snow piles after around mile 2, very glad i had gaiters

7 months ago

The views are amazing and very little traffic. Definitely worth it.

Beautiful lightly used. Saw cub and mom black bear on way out

Shady. Good trail. Lots of dogs off leash. And a whole lotta dog sh*t.

9 months ago

Lots of rocks in the trail, so a lot of time looking at your feet. But very much worth the hike, both for the stream that is either always within sound or site, and the peaceful serenity of Moon and Deer lakes. Went in midAugust, and huckleberries and thimbleberries everywhere. Surprised to see so many flowers as well on the upper 2/3 of the hike.

10 months ago

This was a great trail! I went in late April and there was still a lot of snow on top (waist deep). A great hike with a ton of amazing views.

Steady climb. It does get steep later on, but the views are beautiful.

horseback riding
10 months ago

Beautiful! This was my favorite ride so far! We didn't do the entire thing but probably did about 3 miles in. Beginning of the trail is switch backs and a few areas had steep drop offs, slightly rocky portions with larger rocks but barefoot horses had no problem without boots. There were large areas of pastern deep mud after hell roaring creek bridge. One smallish creek required riding through. Nice variety of hill climbs and flat. Nice lunch area maybe a mile after hell roaring creek by the Spanish peaks sign. Saw two other horse groups and 3 hiking groups Saturday morning.

Beautiful hike. Trail continues beyond what's on the map, and would have continued had I not brought two kids. It was not too much for my 8 year old who really enjoyed it. My 2.5 year old loved it too, and it wasn't too steep for her but she did get tired and was carried most of the way back. There's a couple bridges that were too narrow to allow a young child to cross next to the parent, but we were able to successfully cross with her riding on my shoulders.

11 months ago

Amazing Hike, wildflowers were amazing and so were the views, less traffic then Storm Castle do yourself a favor and check it out!

11 months ago

Fantastic views and so many wildflowers! Steeper at the end but will worth it!

Great good clean path!

Monday, May 08, 2017

The river is pretty, but we walked 5 miles in and didn't get to any sort of end-point. Finally decided to turn around after passing about the 10th fallen tree across the trail.

I'm not sure if we just didn't walk far enough to reach the beautiful lake shown in Marcy's pictures for this trail or if that lake is unrelated to the trail all together...

Overall, I'd suggest skipping this hike in favor of Lava Lake or Storm Castle Peak.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Easy and pretty hike. As of May 5th, there is still snow and mud on parts of the trail. We wanted to go further up past the second bridge but the trail was snow covered.

lovely hike ❤❤

Monday, December 05, 2016

Run on packed snow before dark. Well packed with lots of stream crossings. 5.25 out and back. Keeps going winding along creek interesting contours good for running.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Still nice for a casual hike even in the early winter.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Beautiful trail with several water crossings. You can go as long or short as you wish. Parking can be difficult as are most trailhead smear Bozeman.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Great leisure trail. Well maintained.

Sunday, October 02, 2016


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Great, challenging hike. The lakes are beautiful.

trail running
Friday, August 26, 2016

Nice single track trail, not to many people and was a cool run on a hot day!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

We walked to the second bridge about a week ago. Everything was clear and all the snow had melted. Great for a walk, great for dogs, and fairly busy. There were people of all ages and a bunch of mountain bikers. The windflowers were blooming and the colors were beautiful.

Friday, June 24, 2016

It was nice and fairly easy. We enjoyed all the different views this trail offered.

Easy relaxing hike, not that crowded! Watch out for bikers

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Great trail! love that it runs along the creek

love this trail!

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