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no shade
rocky
11 hours ago

This was a very nice trail to hike while we were driving through town! We went to the right going up (with the switch backs), and come down the other side (more natural, little rocky). The right side is easier than the left side going up. We started at 5:00 AM and were hoping to see the sunrise, but it was very foggy / cloudy. Still a great hike!

hiking
12 hours ago

Excellent! Amazing trail but may be tough for those arriving at altitude or as a first hike for the season. 13.4kms in/out. No snow no mud. Trail is dry.

hiking
14 hours ago

Great trail with some amazing views.

hiking
rocky
14 hours ago

George Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Montana. The lake has incredible fishing and the hike is definitely one to remember. The trail itself is fairly visible with only a few dicey sections. I highly recommend biking the first 3 miles. I also recommend being bear protection (there’s probably a reason it’s called Grizzly Basin). There is a stream several miles into the hike and a small lake nicknamed Stingray Lake. There is a small bit of cell reception at the of the mountain by Stingray Lake. When we went there was plenty of wild onions and the fishing was some of the best I have ever seen. There are several “beach” areas with my favorite being across from the main camping site. Just cross the logs and follow the trail to it. This is also where we had the best fishing. Overall it is a great hike, lake, and creates lasting memories. Highly Recommend.

Nice little hike. Good for the dog off the leash after you get on the trail on the other side of the dam.

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
snow
1 day ago

To be clear - this trail does NOT go to the top of Livingston peak. As defined, it gets up to a saddle at about 7200’, leaving 2000’ of climbing to reach the summit. Today, there was a lot of snow over ~6800’, obscuring the trail in a lot of places. I don’t think the summit is reachable without serious snow gear for several more weeks. That said, the trail was beautiful with really nice views in the last half mile. A little muddy, and some route-finding needed, but an enjoyable couple hour trip!

hiking
flooded
muddy
1 day ago

Great easy hike. River is running really high right now There is several areas on the trail that are washed out and muddy. Still doable though

hiking
blowdown
1 day ago

We are from out of state in the Midwest. We didn’t finish because we came to a creek that we assumed most of the time was shallow enough to walk through, although when we went in early June, it was too high and fast to get through. Neat trail, could be challenging for some. We saw no wildlife. Some trees over path but most had small paths made to get around them. Would definitely want to come back and try to finish!

hiking
1 day ago

saw a cougar relatively close to the trail. luckily myself and two friends accidentally spooked it before it saw us but it was horrifying experience

hiking
bugs
1 day ago

Beautiful. With switchbacks the trail feels easy peasy. Nothing too punchy. A few creek crossings (small). No snow or mud on trail from base to intersection at Bridger Mt 534. Beautiful day, wish I could have made a longer loop!

Snow 2.5 miles up. All up hill.

hiking
no shade
private property
1 day ago

A nice relaxed trail. Not a ton of walkers, but quite a few bikers that we had to move out of the way for. I would consider this an easy trail rather than a moderate trail.

hiking
snow
1 day ago

So, we went may 30-31, 2020 and the upper portion near the last switch backs was covered in snow, and we only went to crescent lake, because heart was snowed in. we followed the creek and camped at a lower pond, where we found a melted patch to camp at. we woke up to a rain storm and hiking back a lot snow had melted. there were 4 Creek crossing, 2 with log Bridges, and one with a flattened log (this one got overran with water.) the 4th was just a trail washout. definitely download the trail, the snow covers the upper part making it not visible. Honestly, give it a few weeks, and the snow will probably be melted. great time, just know what you're getting into.

Left app running after returned

hiking
1 day ago

Hike into Mystic is beautiful. Trail is in great shape and clear of snow and ice except for one small section which I’m sure is gone by now. We did a two-night backpack trip with Island Lake as the goal. Trail along Mystic is still a challenge with lots of snow but very doable with a little extra caution. Didn’t end up camping on Island because crossing the log jam was a bit daunting at this time of year. Lots of campsites at the far end of Mystic and with the lake being so low right now there was lots of exploring to be done. We pretty much had the entire place to ourselves Thursday night. Friday night a couple more groups came in. The hike out Saturday we passed a steady stream of people going up. Definitely a weekday trip if you like some peace and quiet.

hiking
blowdown
snow
1 day ago

Road is clear and in good condition. 4:30am trailhead start and at the summit at 7:00. About a mile in on the trail ground was snow covered. 2 of our group used microspikes and 1 just hiking boots and poles to the top. We packed snowshoes and did use them for part of the descent. It was a nice morning. Dawn and sunrise were perfect! Someone left a nice notebook in the trailhead sign in box. Make sure you say hi!

Beautiful place and not many people today which was nice! It’s super short - but you can make it longer by taking the trail across the bridge and then taking the lower trail to the bottom- good leg workout !!!

Great loop for a long day hike that is close to Bozeman. There are incredible views of all nearby mountain ranges including the Absarokas, Gallatins, Crazies, and Tobacco roots. Trail is an old two track, so can be nice for groups. It’s also well marked. Be aware that the road to trail head is gated right now so walking to TH and back adds an extra 8 miles total. The trail is closed to motorized use until June 16. If you’re looking for more of a peaceful hike I’d go before then.

hiking
2 days ago

We did this to the meadow and then to the Casey Peak on May 31, 2020. We started at a little after 9:00 am and finished about 7:15 pm. The temperature was in the 70s most of the day although the wind and clouds helped lessen the heat. There was a good amount of runoff to Casey Meadows and then more on the way to Casey Peak. The biggest obstacle to getting to the Peak and the reason to wait at least another week or two is the snow and rock that obscured the trail. We decided to ascend to the ridge at about 4.2 miles in but still had to scramble over and around about three steep rock fields with jagged, unstable rocks surrounded by snow that in two instance briefly claimed our shoes. The snow towards the Peak was waist high in some areas and post holing was common and dangerous due to the rocks and the steepness. We were happy to have waterproof gloves and trekking poles but even so the last mile to the peak took a long time and several other groups turned back. It was windy at the peak but there is a lookout up there with no snow in it unlike in early April 2020. The hike down from the peak was easier but still dodgy due to high, slushy snow. Overall I would not recommend trying the peak attempt until the snow clears unless you have saved the route to an app (this helped us stay on track as much as possible on the way down) or are very experienced and have plenty of time. If you make it to the peak be sure to take a lot of pictures since the views are beautiful.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
washed out
2 days ago

Gorgeous hike on a gorgeous day. Too much water to go all the way to the lake and stay dry. We made it about 1/2 mile from the lake. It could have been done and I believe others did do it, but there was quite a bit of scrambling, log balancing and rock hopping. The water was running over and down the trail in torrents. We will be back in a few weeks!

hiking
2 days ago

May 30, 2020 - trails are clear of any snow and offers nice fishing access. Our group ended up walking an extra mile (the sign where the trail split off seemed to be taken down) as we didn’t know what trail to take. Make sure you look at the trailhead sign to know what lake you want to go to. But, a fun, easy-moderate hike (can be tougher for young kids in heat)! **bring bug spray!!

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