Drinking Horse Trail

#4 of 97 trails in Gallatin National Forest
Drinking Horse Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked 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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Lucy de Leon
1 hour ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Great hike, perfect for the little ones too. We went up the hard way and down the easy way. I did have to carry my daughter on my shoulders on the way down as she was pretty pooped (first hike of the season). We will definitely do this one again, short and sweet.

Meghan Johnson
10 days ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

It was gorgeous

Michael Rutledge
11 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews


Miranda Cole
20 days ago

4 Completed0 Reviews

Tiffanie Reker
28 days ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

Hiked up the steeper route and down the easy way. Pretty soggy but a pretty easy trail with some great views!

Ben Vandy
29 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Gavin Langer
1 month ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

Peak is underwhelming, but the views on the south trail (easier) are fantastic! definitely worth bringing a camera

Chelsea B
1 month ago

5 Completed0 Reviews

Brian Adams
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Brian Adams
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Don Uhrig
1 month ago

23 Completed13 Reviews

It was drizzling the day I first went, but the trail was still solid. As an edge-of-town hike, it is popular, and I would even say overused. Nevertheless, this trail does have easy access and fantastic vistas.

Juliana Braml
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Tyler Johnson
1 month ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

Melissa Drinville
5 months ago

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
6 months ago

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
8 months ago

5 Completed5 Reviews

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

Nannette Young
8 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful trail!

Jennifer Coad
9 months ago

5 Completed3 Reviews

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

Page Webb
9 months ago

4 Completed1 Reviews

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

Simone Durney
10 months ago

4 Completed1 Reviews