Ousel Falls Park Trail

#7 of 277 trails in Gallatin National Forest

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Ousel Falls Park Trail is a 1.7 mile out and back trail located near Big Sky, Montana that features a waterfall. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October.

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Justin Martens (84)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Everything about the trail was great. definitely a must for any nature lover.

Kenneth Weston (93)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Very nice short walk with beautiful scenery around the west fork of the Gallitan river. Up and down walk so a little more challenging if not in shape or use to the altitude than the 80 foot elevation gain would make you expect!

Dalton Smith (210)

5 Completed5 Reviews

This is an easy scenic trail that does not gain a ton of elevation. Great place to take your kids or walk your dog after work if you live in big sky. Great waterfall and outstanding creek.

Mike Pollard (117)

2 Completed3 Reviews

I like to hike this trail with a dinner basket and a bottle of wine on a summer evening...There are picnic tables at the falls and the cool air coming off the water pair well with the sounds of nature.

Mike Pollard (117)

2 Completed3 Reviews

I like to hike this trail with a dinner basket and a bottle of wine on a summer evening...There are picnic tables at the falls and the cool air coming off the water pair well with the sounds of nature.

Robert Gill (74)

3 Completed1 Reviews

Easy hike that gives you great views of a spur of the Gallatin River, and great views of the falls. Shaded throughout, and manageable in the winter. Great after-work evening hike!

Brandon Rohrer (340)

8 Completed7 Reviews

Simple hike with great views of the river throughout the majority of the hike. Well maintained, a tree had fallen and on the trail and when we passed the spot again they had someone out there cutting the tree up from blocking the trail.

Jacob Henan (537)

22 Completed12 Reviews

This trail may only be 3/4 of a mile, but there are many truly breath-taking scenes packed into that short distance. Be sure to pick up the interpretive trail guide available at the trailhead. The guide coincides with numbered posts along the way. Take your time, and enjoy this natural treasure!!!

Katherine Gallier Kraft (108)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Was a great little hike to take the kids on! Would do it again anytime! So peaceful and very easy for my two year old too!

Melissa Mower (501)

14 Completed12 Reviews

This was so much fun. Short little trail but was kind of perilous as everything was iced over still with lots of snow. We're talking SHEETS of ice on the switch-back corners and no way possible to use the stairs by the falls, had to improvise. I rated the conditions and difficulty as I did only due to the weather and ice conditions. If it were later in the year I imagine it would be much easier. I do believe the conditions were part of what I loved so much about the hike though. The falls were half frozen and amazing, the rock walls were breathtaking. So glad I was shown this trail.

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