Drinking Horse

#4 of 277 trails in Gallatin National Forest

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Drinking Horse is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Bozeman, Montana that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Elizabeth Moorhead (140)

5 Completed5 Reviews

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

Nannette Young (116)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful trail!

Jennifer Coad (316)

5 Completed3 Reviews

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

Page Webb (181)

3 Completed1 Reviews

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

Simone Durney (41)

4 Completed1 Reviews

Tim Black (94)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Very nice views, many switchbacks and very well maintained.

Clarissa Sadler (83)

4 Completed4 Reviews

Andrea Calkins (125)

7 Completed2 Reviews

Jerimiah Reece (76)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Drinking Horse is a great short hike close to town. Easy to get to but can be busy. Runners and dog lovers alike populate this hike. There are two trails to the top (Steep and "easy"). Both are a fairly good ascent. Fantastic views of the Gallatin Valley once you reach the top. If you want a short hike without leaving town I'd recommend this one to anyone.

You might also consider the "M Trail" right across the road for something a bit longer and with views from a higher elevation.

Bryant Harley (87)

2 Completed2 Reviews

2nd Hike out of the bag for 2 people who are just getting started on the 'trail' to better fitness. We got started a bit late (running out of daylight) so we made up the loop around the south side of the hill about 2/3rds of the way. It wasn't real busy, although you need to pay attention because there are a few crazy people out there who actually RUN up and down these trails :)..j/k.... Can't wait to go back and hit it for the full loop. Loved the views! What's NOT to love?