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Lava Lake (Cascade Creek)

Gallatin Gateway, MT

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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Blacktail Mountain
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9 miles of uphill. Well, the last bit is straight downhill. So, 7 mules of a graduated uphill with nice views of the Rockies. The last couple miles is rolling up and down before you take a plunge with twists and turns. Definitely worth the ride. We took our time and rode for about 3 hours. We would rate this moderate and the downhill a bit more than moderate.

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Glacier National Park: Going-to-the-Sun Road (West Glacier to Saint Mary)
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6 Completed 0 Reviews

Spectacular views

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Trail of the Cedars
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6 Completed 0 Reviews

Old growth cedars, easy hike, beautiful

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Hidden Lake Overlook Trail
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6 Completed 0 Reviews

Relatively easy hike, spectacular views

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Highline Trail
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6 Completed 0 Reviews

Breathtaking views, saw mountain goats & bighorn sheep, safe but significant exposure

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Avalanche Trail
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6 Completed 0 Reviews

Beautiful

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Grinnell Glacier Trail using Tour Boat Ride
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6 Completed 0 Reviews

A beautiful lake with a waterfall and mountains in the background. Relatively easy access via boat1, short hike, boat2, then longer hike. Spectacular views. Saw two moose grazing in a lake 100 yards away. On the way up, and on the way back down.

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Redrock Falls Trail
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10 Completed 9 Reviews

We were disappointed in this waterfall, actually, very let down. The descriptions made it out to be wonderful but it wasn't. The trail was somewhat busy and very well maintained. It was an easy hike too.

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Avalanche Trail
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10 Completed 9 Reviews

It's a well maintained trail and a moderate hike with a great ending. However, the flowing water towards the beginning of the trail was beautiful as well. The hike is worth the effort. Watch out for the hungry chipmunks at the lake. They will steal some or all of your food depending on how distracted you are from the scenery!

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Trail of the Cedars
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10 Completed 9 Reviews

There were lots of big trees and lots of people on this trail. It is very well maintained and a very easy walk. The smell of the cedars was the best part.

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