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We had a great time! Thought the hike was reasonably easy though it seemed like more than 2.5 miles to the lower lake. Absolutely beautiful hike! Check out the video of our trip here! https://youtu.be/05jwPyfw2O0

backpacking
in 1 month

This was a totally amazing backpacking trip! (only a couple of caveats). We hiked up in the rain for about 4 hours to stay in the lookout at the top. Once the clouds cleared, the views were absolutely stunning. Biggest issue was someone wandering into the lookout while we were out on a day hike in the middle of our two night stay. Check out the video of our trip here! https://youtu.be/two_RpVPED8

hiking
8 hours ago

Simple trail with nice views and plenty of people. The overlook is impressive, and it’s worth a stop.

hiking
washed out
10 hours ago

took the steep way up and it was great! dog had a blast too. love no leash trails.

hiking
rocky
15 hours ago

Great hike to tire a pup out. Beautiful views up on the ridge line

hiking
16 hours ago

Nice little trail going through town, good place for a jog.

4-20 snow packed, would be fine in hiking boots. micro spikes deffinetly helped a lot especially going down. Be okay with post holing of you step off the path.

hiking
19 hours ago

Good trail. Had a few wet spots at the end of April. Kids enjoyed it.
Felt like bear country more than some other trails. Would recommend having bear spray.

This is a great family friendly trial. Did this with my four kids, ages 8 down to 3 and we really enjoyed it! (The 3 year old was in the backpack) The trail starts off in full sun, but about a mile in you’ll start to have some shade. We did this at a relaxing pace and enjoyed following along the river.

hiking
muddy
21 hours ago

I began south of the MSU football stadium at 15th St between Alder Creek and Brookdale - the current end of the trail in this direction. The trail near Morning Star Elementary and the Museum of the Rockies was muddy in several places. It’s a beautiful, shaded trail with few street crossings.

Amazing. Great hike that if rushed, can be done in a few hours. Left Bozeman around 5 a.m., drove up and hiked, and made it back by 8 p.m. Will definitely go back and spend more time next time.

Be sure to buy the bear spray. I second guessed myself until I came within 50 feet of a momma bear and two cubs. Luckily, I was downwind and they were on the move. Scary nonetheless. But such gorgeous views.

Beautiful trail! I consider it "easy" rather than "moderate". It's very well marked, I love the canyon views and seeing how much it has changed over time. Also, the creek is absolutely gorgeous even though it disappeared after a little bit (went in April).

Well groomed switch backs with lovely view of Missoula valley.

hiking
muddy
snow
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Steady climb in with light forest after a few miles. Creek was running high and fast! Lots of mountain bikers and folks with dogs :)

hiking
1 day ago

This was a great trail for us to get out with the kids.
We went at the end of April and trail was dry and clean.
Awesome.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
1 day ago

Easy, short hike to an AWESOME little river that is literally, nearly boiling. Bring a bathing suit to make this one a 5 star!

hiking
2 days ago

Would recommend for anyone looking for a well maintained trail close to town. Trail begins with a moderate climb. Often windy along the ridge after quick ascent.

hiking
muddy
off trail
2 days ago

Great scenery close to Billings. Number one piece of advice DOWNLOAD THE MAP before you go. As others have mentioned, there are multiple forks in the trail without clear markings and we wouldn’t have successfully made the loop without the trail map. Even with the map, went off the main trail a few times. Good day hike. We made the loop in about 3 hours at a moderate pace.

trail running
muddy
snow
2 days ago

4/21/19 update: snow and slight post holing for 40 yards at the top but the entire trail is clear of snow. About 4 hours round trip because the access road is still closed. Did it in runners and glad I didn’t haul up snowshoes.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

I got about two-thirds the way to the end, but ended up turning around after about a half mile of post holing up to my thigh. I am still a bit new to the area so I am not sure what time of the year the snow gives way, but until then would recommend snow shoes.

I didn't make it to the crazy switchbacks at the end. But, what I did hike wasn't that bad. not much snow left, no need to bring snow shoes.

hiking
2 days ago

End up going during April 2019 and it was still a bit icy and was difficult to get up some parts but once you reach the top it’s totally worth it! Also if you want to add an extra .5 Mi to the trail go climbing on Nosey Flex Rock!

hiking
2 days ago

Easy hike up with some incredible views the whole way. Wildlife very active on this trail!

hiking
2 days ago

We love this trail! Great hike for younger kids!

Excellent day hike. There is pretty much hard packed snow all the way up, so be prepared for that. Spikes for your shoes won’t be much help - snow is starting to soften up, so it’s a bit like walking in sand. Definitely a beautiful hike - the lake was covered in snow, the sky was blue, and the backdrop of the trees covering the mountains was the perfect combination.

Dog friendly and used actively enough that I’ve never worried about bringing bear spray

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