Explore the most popular no dogs 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.

Great trail. What others have said is true. You need a full day for this hike. If you come in Daly Creek trail in the morning bring extra socks our feet were soaked because of the dew on the grass. Prepare for ups and downs on the rim. Some cool features on this hike are petrified wood (and large tree stumps) and also wildlife. We encountered a grizzly on trail but he ran the other way. Trail also had a good amount of snow at the top at the end of June.

Saw a grizzly bear near campsite WF2 7/9/18

Really long and tough. We were in good shape with two collegiate track athletes and it took us 10 hours. The rim is actually a bunch of up and downs with the final push going up 700’ at 30• and there is still 8 or 9 miles to go after that. Bring lots of water. There is none at the top. Views are beautiful. No wildlife.

The view from the peak is amazing! Be sure to keep going to the true Big Horn peak towards Skyline trail. It's definitely worth the extra 10 min walk.

Challenging but rewarding hike! Bring plenty of water!

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Monday, July 10, 2017

phenomenal view at the top of the ridge between two national forests. absolutely worth the hike to the ridge.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

From big horn peak to shelf lake there are some pretty crazy drops. The views are absolutely insane.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Late in the season so we had to be very bear conscious, but the top was incredible. Hard hike!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The first 4 miles are through gently rolling meadows and some forest. If you hike all the way to the sky rim trail, the last two miles are steep but the views are worth it. The out & back is just under 12 miles.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Man Lake is a must do amongst Yellowstones great hikes. Remote, scenic, breathtaking. Go before mid September when the weather her will challenge you.

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Saturday, September 03, 2016

Came from Shelf Lake. A long walk out after the top. No water until about 2 miles from the trailhead. Blue huckleberries delicious this time of year.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

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Friday, June 26, 2015