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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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Dearborn River: Scapegoat Mountain to the Missouri River
by Brad Burkett

2 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice easy trail near Augusta. The first mile or so is through private property that has agreed to allow hikers but after that you enter into the Scapegoat Wilderness. There are some beautiful views of the Dearborn River along the way. Trail is fairly easy with only a couple of short steep spots, other than that a very gentle climb.

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Hyalite Creek Trail to Hyalite Lake
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Loved this trail. So many waterfalls. It's not as easy as some make it seem but it's also not hard. The 2,000 foot incline over 5.5 miles could leave some winded, but I have been on harder hikes. It's almost so pretty you don't even mind. I definitely said this is the most beautiful hike I've ever been on. My recommendation for first timers is that the switchbacks at the end are really rough but make it through - you'll love the end.

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Crow Creek Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a delightful hike, and we did not encounter any bears. Beautiful waterfalls are found on a trail that branches to the right. There are no trail markers.

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Passage Falls
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

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Passage Falls
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

Nice & easy hike. Pretty flat until the last tenth of a mile.

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Lava Lake (Cascade Creek)
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

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

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Harrison Lake
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39 Completed 3 Reviews

Overgrown trail, feels like bushwacking at times, unique re-growth forest hike. Great to see the Doody cabin, Erie and special. Lake is nice!!!

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Lolo Trail from Howard Creek
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4 Completed 5 Reviews

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Hidden Lake Overlook Trail
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4 Completed 5 Reviews

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Apgar Lookout
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4 Completed 5 Reviews

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