Lava Lake (Cascade Creek)

#1 of 277 trails in Gallatin National Forest

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The Lava Lake (Cascade Creek) trail is a 6 mile, moderately rated, out and back trail that climbs 1600 ft to a beautiful lake setting that is surrounded by the Spanish Peaks. Located 30 min south of Bozeman, MT, the trail is primarily used for hiking and is easily accessible from May until Oct.

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Allie Ferguson (97)

2 Completed3 Reviews

Beautiful hike. A little steep on the way up but well worth it.

Janet Zimmerman McNichol (348)

21 Completed5 Reviews

Nice hike. Clearly marked trail. Substantial climb. Saw other people on the trail, but it wasn't crowded. Lava lake is beautiful and makes you feel rewarded for your efforts. It's the perfect spot for a picnic.

Becky J. (55)


Kevin Pennington (110)

4 Completed4 Reviews

Absolutely beautiful hike we loved it. Had some difficult parts but overall not overly challenging

Betsy Reeder (56)

5 Completed2 Reviews

Awesome hike with amazing picturesque lake. A little rough at points.

Stephanie Miller (197)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Sam Koenen (205)

20 Completed2 Reviews

Maizie Kilgore (47)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Devin Helen Tanner (102)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Love it! Great run!

Kayla Powell (76)

1 Completed1 Reviews

This hike is beautiful throughout and the view at the end is breath taking. The essence of Montana is found here for sure.