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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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Sypes Canyon
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Triple Tree Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice trail. Yes, the early part is near the houses.... but it doesn't take you long at all to get into the trees and away from civilization. Couple spots with a good incline, but most of it is pretty gradual.

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Painted Hills Trail
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Map lead to the start of a trail, but did not lead to a long trail (unless we did not find the rest of the trail). Went down into a tree filled area and a river flowing but did not lead anywhere else. Very, very short trail but good for kids to explore.

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Blackmore Trail to Blackmore Lake
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8 Completed 3 Reviews

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Fairy Lake Trail
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11 Completed 4 Reviews

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M Trail Bozeman Montana
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7 Completed 3 Reviews

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Drinking Horse
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

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Leverich
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail being just outside Bozeman, Nice constant climb smooth trail 98% of the time. No oncoming traffic as the trail is one way. The decent is machine cut with good berms and great conditions. 10 min drive from the city always a favorite.

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Triple Tree Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail for anyone. The views of Bozeman and surrounding area are quite spectacular.

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Lower Mount Ellis Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike to the summits of Little Ellis and Mt. Ellis! We stayed on FS 712 and headed east at the fork at the base of Little Ellis. The 1.8 miles shown on the map is on an old logging road so it's wide and flat. There are a few places where the road is covered in downed logs to prevent motorized vehicles. The trail ends just east of a false summit to Little Ellis. If you trudge straight uphill from there, following trees with blue paint on them, you can get to the false summit. From there is a great view of Bozeman. Continue straight west and uphill to Little Ellis, from which point you can hike the ridge south to the summit of Mt. Ellis. From the summit you can see the Absarokas, Hyalite and Bridger ranges as well as the Gallatin Valley!

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