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

on Passage Falls

hiking
1 day ago

This is a pretty easy hike until right at the end. There are a few switchbacks that are quite steep at the end to get to the falls. Once you’re there, it’s so beautiful and you are going to love it. It wasn’t too busy either. You walk along a stream most of the way too :) Be sure to wear sunscreen because there’s not much shade along he way.

hiking
4 days ago

This is a very easy hike UNTIL you get to the Falls. That part is very steep to descend into the Falls part. There will be 2 bridges. The first is easy to know. It’s close to the beginning of the hike up. Stay on the path. The second bridge is deeper in the trail. The trail spilts. DO NOT take the left. Stay to the right. The trail to the left takes you alone the Pine River but passes the Falls.

hiking
4 days ago

Hard Hike up but amazing when you get up there like you are in a different world. The hike back down is the worse though. Best hike ever!

on Pine Creek Falls

4 days ago

My son and I took this trail while in the Livingston area. We loved it.

It’s a hard hike up to the top but it is very much worth the effort.

hiking
5 days ago

The best hardest hike I’ve ever done but so worth it! We went up and back the same day. It’s a well traveled trail so I wasn’t as concerned about the bear presence. Take your walking poles!

hiking
5 days ago

Passage Falls is a great mostly level hike with lots of wild flowers. The trail is through the burn area but it’s interesting to see how the forest is regenerating itself. The falls are beautiful and it’s worth it to walk around to the top of them also. Just respect the private property that’s nearby.

hiking
6 days ago

Great easy trail! Fun with my mom, easy drive there.

11 days ago

Beautiful hike to falls. Mostly flat and easy. A bit tight and tricky at the end near the falls.

hiking
14 days ago

This is an excellent hike! After the initial waterfall, you’ll see a fast-flowing creek cascading down the canyon as well as a few more falls (one of which is even more impressive than Pine Creek Falls). You’ll also get great views of the peaks and the canyon from above. 5 miles in, you’ll reach the massive Pine Creek Lake.

The trail is rocky the whole way and gets steep after the falls. It also gets pretty overgrown at a creek crossing this time of year which can make it difficult to find the correct place to cross.

It is a moderately difficult trail with some particularly steep/rocky spots, but this hike is well worth the workout! If you don’t mind breaking a sweat, you can make it from the trailhead to the lake in 2 hours and make it back out in 1.5.

This trail follows the creek through some beautiful old growth Douglas Fir forest. You are going uphill most of the way in but it’s not steep. There are many paths that lead off to the river along the trail but when you come to the falls you’ll know you’ve arrived because they’re awesome! It’s a great spot to sit down with some of the mist from the falls cooling you off after the hike. Hiked this on my birthday this year and thought what a great way to spend the day.

hiking
14 days ago

This is a pretty easy hike. The trail is very well maintained and there’s people of all ages hiking it. A very pleasant experience as far as short hikes go.

hiking
15 days ago

Definitely a challenge but great hike overall. Took us about 3.5 hours up and 2 down.

At the first split off, make sure you take the trail on the right, not the trail with the small bridge. Made the mistake of taking the bridge way and had to merge onto private property to find our way back to the trail witch then too us to the falls. Also, don’t be lame and sit by the river... make sure to get close to the waterfall.. mist feels great. Overall the hike is pretty easy

Great hike and great views. Fun spot to backpack

Pretty easy hike with pretty views. The elevation gain is all in the last stretch. Less trafficked than the Bozeman hikes so if you are looking to get away from the crowds, this hike is for you!

Fun and rugged for a “family” trail. Rocky and cool. Lots of stopping off points to view the rushing creek, close mb huge rocks, more.

hiking
19 days ago

I hiked this trail the first time a few weeks ago and feel in love with it so I came back again. When the wind is strong, be careful of falling trees. On our way back to the trailhead, a tree had fallen across the trail that hadn’t been there on our way in. This is a beautiful hike, the wildflowers are plentiful, and the falls do not disappoint.

Beautiful waterfall and trail! A little muddy with rocks and roots but so worth it!!! Lots of families out today with kids and dogs!

Yes.
Pine Creek Falls are well worth the hike although as the property owner of the property the access road passes through to get to the falls this attraction can be a pain in the butt.
Hikers/tourists need to take care to read the posted signs & quit trespassing on private property.
Forest service public ground does not start until you cross the final cattle guard!!
The littering discarded on our place is also an issue. People stop throwing your trash out your windows. I'm sure you wouldn't appreciate me throwing my trash in your yard so don't do it in mine!!
If you don't like my comments then start respecting private property & I won't have to address these issues like I shouldn't have to anyway. RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE & THEIR PROPERTY OR STAY AWAY!

hiking
21 days ago

Great Hike with spectacular views. I would recommend to anyone wanting to feel what Montana really offers.

The hike from the trailhead to Pike Creek Lake showed approximately 11.5 miles round trip through my Garmin.

Cheers!

hiking
22 days ago

The falls are beautiful, especially with all the run off right now. Easy trail until the last little bit. Heads up, the first mile or so is super muddy, mucky and wet. This was my first time doing this hike, but probably won’t go back until the trail is dry.

Beautiful hike 2 weeks ago. Perfect weather (high 50s?), and hardly anyone there. Gorgeous views!

Pine Creek Lake is a world class hike. It doesn't get much better than this! Best of the best!

Nice trail. A bit muddy but very well traveled. Waterfall was very powerful with all the runoff.

hiking
27 days ago

Well worth it, but uphill switchbacks the whole way so prepare yourself. There is a river crossing - we brought water shoes for this part and it was a reasonable enough crossing. It gets much steeper after the river, and there are no signs except for the first sign at the beginning (that we saw) but trail is pretty established. We stopped at the first lake thinking that we had arrived -- checked the map when we got home and we were actually a half mile shy from the actual Pine Creek lake, which seems like an even steeper climb. Very, very tough, but gorgeous -- felt like I was in the Tetons, and only a short drive from our home in Livingston.

hiking
29 days ago

Nice trail. Two water falls at the same place. Dog friendly. I would do it again.

hiking
29 days ago

Nice hike. Hike early or on a cloudy day. Be aware of the wind on the burned trees. Beautiful flowers and lush vegetation along the trail. Mostly flat until the last quarter mile.

muddy, rocky, but a beautiful resting stop at the falls. fairly busy trail.

Lots of bears! Ran into 2 on the way up, one on the road and one on the trail. Bring lots of bear spray!

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