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

Should have brought snowshoes. But it was a beautiful hike for me, my sweetie & our labs.

Great trail. Beautiful views and lots of little bridges. My young lab puppy did well on this.

It’s an easy out and back, especially if bringing kids along. The trail starts behind a campground, it was confusing to find at first because there are multiple trails that start from this campground, one leads to palisade trail and the other is this one. Overall a fun hike, super easy elevation and my dog loved the creek. There is some snow towards the end of the hike, did not see any wildlife.

This is one of the better hikes I've been on. The views are stunning and well worth hiking the steep incline. Once you hit the plateau, you don't want to leave!

Snowline was around 8k feet.
(Side note: I wasn't able to record my entire hike; my phone battery went dead)

Great hike. We went about 3 miles in and the trail becomes a bit more shaded with switchbacks in a few places. Great waterfalls just a short detour off the main trail as you go up, and alongside the trail in he beginning of the shaded area. Lots of wildflowers in late July. Even the burned sections were growing a lot of brush and were gorgeous. Great views. Fun with the dog along too.

Lovely trail that is well defined and as the description is stated. The flowers and butterflies alone were worth the trip.

Absolutely LOVED this hike. The closest lake is 5 miles, and it goes as far as 19 miles in. And even if you don't make it past the first lake, the hike is still well worth it. However, remember to pick up bear repellent. Closest place to get it is Red Lodge, MT.

First half was burned in '88 (I guess) with little regrowth, but starting at Sentinel Falls you walk through beautiful forest and along rapids, cascades and falls. Great views of glaciated valley, and variety of gneissic granite.

Great hike even in a little rain storm!

Absolutely beautiful hike. We backpacked up to the Meadows the weekend of June 24-25, 2017 to use as a base camp for exploring and fishing. The trail is stunning. Multiple waterfalls as the trail close follows Rock Creek with multiple water sources enroute. A creek divides the Meadows, so there is a constant supply of water available (we use the Grayl Ultralight to filter water - they are awesome and don't break the bank). The trail has a good bit of traffic and quite a few people came up to the Meadows on day hikes, but only a few stayed the night. The Meadows are so big though, we didn't really see anyone much. We brought our Beagle who thought she had died and went to Dog Heaven!

The trailhead begins just a few yards above the parking area and is a gradual ascent all the way to Quinnepaugh; my GPS reported a total 1200-foot climb over the five-mile hike from the parking area. There are only a couple areas with switchbacks, the largest at Sentinel Falls, but it is short in duration. Overall, it isn't a difficult hike. (I think some of the reviews below are misposted or the person was hiking a different trail.)

Amazing, expansive views

Nice and easy trail. Hiked it today, June 4th 2017. It was hot outside but the trail is nice and shady. You have several possibilities to cool off your feet in the ice cold water of the creek which feels awesome. We hiked ca1 hour one way-first part goes constantly up through forest. We were almost alone which was great. You hike the same way down. Should plan about 2 hours all together as a nice and easy hike. Enjoyed it!

Hiked 5/22/17 snow still cover the trail.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Ticks were plentiful. Hiked until I hit snow.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Nice start snow makes it impassable at 8200 feet about 3.4 miles in from trail start this was April 20

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Monday, August 29, 2016

It's not so steep that you're on your hands, but it's a constant incline once you hit the switchbacks about 1/4 way in. Super fun, minimal traffic, and terrific views. My dog loves this trail too!

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Nice little trail, great way to spend a morning or evening.

Beautiful drive out to the trailhead - easy hike, so make sure to take your time and enjoy the views. We hiked when the raspberries were ripened! Delicious surprise!

I found this to be an easy hike. Was probably prettier before the fire that destroyed so many trees. Sadly, we didn't get to see any moose.
I was happy to find an exceptionally CLEAN outhouse at the trailhead!!

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Sunday, August 07, 2016

My wife and I hiked this beautiful trail in early August. It's a good hike with lots of variation as you climb the elevation. We were still getting used to the elevation so this 1.8 mile each way out and back was perfect.

The plants and trees and flowers were gorgeous.

About a mile hike from where you park to get to the actual trailhead. Steep switchbacks at the beginning of the trailhead but evens out once you get to the top of them. Multiple small stream crossings and a beautiful view! Went about 3 1/2 miles and turned back due to an incoming storm.

It's a steep climb but it has great views!!

the view was not worth the climb

Trail was moderate..Great for sightseeing! Along the way we spotted several Moose in the marshes right in front of us! The waterfalls along the trail provided some amazing views as well..overall it was a very nice hike!

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Easy hike with the kids. Wife saw a Moose, kids did great.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Nice hike. The best part was that I got to see a moose! She was right off the trail about 20 yards.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Nice short hike. Was a little disappointed the trail ended at a road but it's a great short hike.

This was a great hike. Lots of different terrain and not a lot of change in elevation. The waterfalls were beautiful and were easily seen with a small hike off the trail. It can get hot hiking through the burnout area so bring your sunscreen.

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