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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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Hyalite Peak
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32 Completed 5 Reviews

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Hyalite to Swan Creek
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32 Completed 5 Reviews

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Palisade Falls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

A wide black-top trail gradually winds up the wooded shady hillside passed huckleberry patches and under large pines to the open rocky clearing just below Palisade Falls. Our summer day-hike was relatively easy on our chubby middle aged bodies with occasional pauses needed for me (not my husband) to catch my breath. Wheelchairs, walkers and canes could easily be used on this well-kept nature walk path. Lunch at the falls was perfect but shade in the open space below the falls was hard to come by in mid-day of summer. Restrooms at the trail head were open and clean. No water for drinking that we could see. Our mini-adventure was late in the day. Though we weren't alone, we felt it quiet enough to relax fully.

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Grotto Falls
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7 Completed 2 Reviews

Well maintained, even in the winter! The snow was great and even though we didn't have snowshoes, it was a nice hike. Easy but the falls are amazing - especially in the winter time!

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Sypes Canyon
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8 Completed 3 Reviews

This is a great hike. I would have said its an easier trail... With a mild grade to the ridge. But I would say that this time of year the ap is correct to call it moderate, It's December with a lot of snow and ice. Spikes might help you go faster. I completed in about 90 minutes in yaks. Didn't need my poles bit a few others on the trail were using them.

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Palisade Falls
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13 Completed 12 Reviews

This is a great short hike to a beautiful water fall. The drive up the canyon is as nice as the hike. The trail is paved and great for kids.

We didn't have any hiking gear and didn't need it.

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M Trail Bozeman Montana
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Running the easy route is the best way to get some quick cardio into your day. Lots of happy dogs to say hi to!

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Bear Canyon Trail
by Francis Noel

1 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail is an easy trip and close to Bozeman. Plan for many hours to complete the trip at a moderate pace. I live at the trailhead and have hiked it for 44 years!

Fran Noel

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Palisade Falls
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37 Completed 15 Reviews

This is a lovely, but short stretch. The path is paved and suitable for all ages as well as being wheelchair accessible The fall colours were super.

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M Trail Bozeman Montana
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Great views all the way up! Lots of people on this one, but everyone was super friendly. Wonderful for taking the dogs -- although be warned, seemingly no one else had their dogs on leashes.

As someone else said, this was a challenging hike for me (pretty out of shape) but totally do-able. I stopped a few times to take a break, and the views at the M were totally worth it!!

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