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Best Trails in Bozeman

Lava Lake (Cascade Creek) Trail

Gallatin Gateway, MT

Lava Lake (Cascade Creek) Trail is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked 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 March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

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Bangtail Divide Trail
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Drinking Horse Trail
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11 Completed 11 Reviews

This is a beautiful trail that sits on fish and game lands but is surrounded by a suburban neighborhood. It is very well maintained and seems to be heavily used by local residents and their dogs. We saw over a dozen dogs on the trail -- not one of them on a leash -- but every dog was well disciplined and under control. We observed owners picking up dog waste as necessary and no litter of any kind was in sight.
Early on the path, one crosses a stream with a beautiful semi-covered bridge; benches are available to enjoy the view. Benches were also available on the higher elevations of the trail that overlook the valley and rolling hills. A fork in the trail accesses the end loop of the trail; hikers can choose to go up to the top via the steeper but shorter path or the less steep but longer trail. Know that even the longer trail is very demanding. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Kirk Hill Trail
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Nice hike to get up and out quickly if you don't have much time for a hike but just need to get out. It does loop around and has a map on the trail head to keep you in the right direction. Fun but easy hike. I packed my 25 lb daughter with me on this one and was really nice.

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M Trail
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Good hike if you don't have a lot of time but need a quick workout. Best to do in the spring avoid end of summer do to all the dog poo. Has three different trails to take depending on how you would like to be challenged. I have been many times with a baby on my back and children. Very easy for them as well.

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Triple Tree Trail
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Easy hike, in fact a good trail to run. Easy trailhead to find and a great view of the city from the top. Best to go in the spring due to the wild flowers.

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Grotto Falls Trail
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Good hike for the family. not too strenuous and easy to find. Fun in the summer but absolutely beautiful in the winter, I went early spring and was able to get all the way back with no troubles.

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Drinking Horse Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Always a good walk.

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Sypes Canyon
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15 Completed 15 Reviews

Uphill and worth every step. There are so many different views all the way up. We hiked about 3 miles and turned around after walking along the ridge. Our legs certainly feel it. We saw every body type on the trail so if you aren't sure you want to try it just do it! The views are worth it and the way back is all downhill.

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Palisade Falls
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

It was beautiful. We are inexperienced hikers and had our 5 & 6 year olds with us so the ice gave us some problems but it was hysterical most of the time. I think it will be a whole new adventure to hike it when it's not icy.

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M Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This was our first hike when we moved to Bozeman. We hiked with our 5, 6 & 14 year old daughters & our dog. We are all very inexperienced with hiking and altitude & made it with little issues. Beautiful at the top when snow was on the ground.