Drinking Horse Trail

#4 of 278 trails in Gallatin National Forest
Drinking Horse Trail is a 2.2 mile loop trail located near Bozeman, MT that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.2 miles 583 feet Loop
dog friendly hiking walking views
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Melissa Drinville

5 Completed4 Reviews

The trail doesn't get you far from the city and you can hear the road on the whole hike. At the moment, the northern, steeper trail is primarily covered in ice and the easier trail is extremely muddy. Great view at the top.

Anna Andrechak

1 Completed1 Reviews

This trail is awesome- yesterday was my first time hiking it! It was a great workout and took less than 2 hours round-trip! There any many conveniently placed benches to take in the amazing views! The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because some inconsiderate dog owners didn't think it was necessary to pick up after them. But, all in all, I loved this trail and am doing it again today!

Words of caution: The sun warms the trail pretty easily so avoid in very hot temperatures. If you have painful knees during hiking descents be weary of the descent on this hike, I jogged most of the way down which took the impact away from my knees so that was nice. Make sure you have appropriate trail running/hiking shoes.

Elizabeth Moorhead

5 Completed5 Reviews

A nice hike. Steeper on the way down than on the way up.

Nannette Young

2 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful trail!

Jennifer Coad

5 Completed3 Reviews

Nice trail close to town. Didn't enjoy dodging all the dogs off leash but it is Bozeman.

Page Webb

3 Completed1 Reviews

Nice shorter hike close to town. Lovely views. Lots of people and dogs.

Simone Durney

4 Completed1 Reviews

Tim Black

2 Completed2 Reviews

Very nice views, many switchbacks and very well maintained.

Clarissa Sadler

4 Completed4 Reviews

Andrea Calkins

7 Completed2 Reviews