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Lava Lake (Cascade Creek) Trail

Gallatin Gateway, MT

Lava Lake (Cascade Creek) Trail is a 2.5 mile out and back trail located near Gallatin Gateway, MT that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

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Palisade Falls
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Went Jan. 30th... even more beautiful in the winter. Snow was packed down enough that it was a simple walk in for those that are in even just decent shape. The frozen falls are gorgeous and we got to see people climbing it as well. The road leading to the trailhead is closed, but an easy under a mile walk down, definitely worth it.

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M Trail
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77 Completed 25 Reviews

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Hyalite Peak
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12 Completed 9 Reviews

Very snowy, waist high towards the peak made us turn around early. Lots of ice climbers and skiers out and about.

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Drinking Horse Trail
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5 Completed 4 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.

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Palisade Falls
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Great trail, not too steep. Handicap accessible and the whole trail is paved. However, it is fairly iced over now. A lot of exploring is available behind the waterfall.

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Bridger Ridge Trail
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38 Completed 8 Reviews

Very exposed for most of the trail but great views.

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Hyalite Creek Trail to Hyalite Lake
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25 Completed 24 Reviews

Easy hike on heavily used trail.

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East Gallatin River Trail & Glen Lake (Bozeman Beach)
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

had a little time this afternoon and wanted to enjoy some scenery. easy trail along river, forrest and meadow. checked out Bozeman beach. really enjoyed fall color.

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Triple Tree Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Really enjoyed this trail during my time in bozeman, mt. It went from meadow area to, lowlands and forest. Beautiful fall golden aspens. Great scenery. The summit is a spectacular view of the Gallatin valley.

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Drinking Horse Trail
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1 Completed 1 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.