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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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Grotto Falls
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Nice little waterfall. Can get right up to the bottom. :)

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Emerald and Heather Lakes
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

Gorgeous day!! Dusty but beautiful. All those on the trail were very kind and courteous.

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Drinking Horse
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice shorter hike close to town. Lovely views. Lots of people and dogs.

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History Rock Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

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M Trail Bozeman Montana
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

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Palisade Falls
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21 Completed 1 Reviews

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Emerald and Heather Lakes
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12 Completed 9 Reviews

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M Trail Bozeman Montana
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Sacajawea Peak
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

For those who have a modicum of mountain fitness this is a accessible and fairly easy hike. If the road to fairy lake campground is closed you will have to hike in the extra distance. Easy to navigate, once you get in the bowl, just head up towards the low ridge, even if you may lose the trail at times, the trail is clearly seen on top.

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Sacagawea Peak
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful hike and well-worth the climb. Decent number of people on the trail, but we still saw a mountain goat.

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