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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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Middle Cottonwood Creek
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18 Completed 17 Reviews

Short hike that has multiple options to extend. Very crowded.

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Grotto Falls
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18 Completed 17 Reviews

Nice short hike on handicap accessible trail. Lots to explore beyond the falls.

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Palisade Falls
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18 Completed 17 Reviews

Nice and easy short hike, great for small children. Trail is very heavily used.

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Palisade Falls
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22 Completed 4 Reviews

Short, paved, and beautiful; appropriate for kids. We found wild raspberries, American Pika, Townsend's Warbler, Yellow-pine Chipmunk, and a tiny Montane Shrew.

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Palisade Falls
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Sourdough Creek Nature Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Beautiful trail by the creek. Not too crowded.

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Gallagator Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Great in-town trail.

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M Trail Bozeman Montana
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

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Drinking Horse
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

A nice hike. Steeper on the way down than on the way up.

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Drinking Horse
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful trail!

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