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2,289 mi 3,684 km of trail 17 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 101 Trails Intermediate Trails 223 Trails Hard Trails 128 Trails
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Featured Hikes in Gallatin National Forest - 17

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Favorite Approaching Saddle Peak from the South.

Bridger Ridge Traverse

19.5 mi 31.4 km • Point to Point • 4,075 ft Ascent 1242.19 m Ascent

Singletrack Bozeman, MT

( 12 )
Favorite Yellowstone River near the Bear Creek bridge.

Black Canyon of the Yellowstone

12.9 mi 20.7 km • Point to Point • 1,545 ft Ascent 471 m Ascent

Singletrack Mammoth Hot Springs, WY

( 4 )
Favorite The Gallatin Mountain Range from the Gallatin Divide

Gallatin Crest Trail

23.7 mi 38.1 km • Point to Point • 5,046 ft Ascent 1537.98 m Ascent

Singletrack Big Sky, MT

( 3 )
Favorite Mountain goat

Bridger Foothills Trail

19.9 mi 32.0 km • Point to Point • 4,993 ft Ascent 1521.96 m Ascent

Singletrack Bozeman, MT

( 2 )
Favorite Granite Peak from the South ridge of Conical Peak.

Trespass to Cottonwood Creek Loop

23.1 mi 37.1 km • Loop • 6,840 ft Ascent 2084.96 m Ascent

Singletrack Livingston, MT

( 1 )
Favorite Sourcing water on the Knox Lake Trail.

West Fork Mill Creek Loop

25.3 mi 40.7 km • Loop • 4,673 ft Ascent 1424.43 m Ascent

Singletrack Gardiner, MT

( 1 )
Favorite The high country of the Silver Pass area - from the East Fork Mill Creek Trail

Fourmile Trail

7.3 mi 11.8 km • Point to Point • 3,189 ft Ascent 972.05 m Ascent

Singletrack Cooke City, MT

( 2 )
Favorite Looking West out of East Fork Mill Creek.

East Fork Mill Creek

22.7 mi 36.5 km • Out and Back • 4,046 ft Ascent 1233.27 m Ascent

Singletrack Livingston, MT

( 1 )

Trails in Gallatin National Forest - 435

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2.9 mi 4.6 km #1 Lava Lake Trail
Big Sky, MT
2.9 mi 4.6 km Big Sky, MT
All Clear
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Some Mud
2 days ago
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7.4 mi 11.9 km #2 Hyalite Creek Trail #427
Bozeman, MT
7.4 mi 11.9 km Bozeman, MT
Unknown
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1.2 mi 1.9 km #3 Middle Cottonwood
Bozeman, MT
1.2 mi 1.9 km Bozeman, MT
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
41 days ago
10.7 mi 17.3 km #4 Sky Rim Trail
Big Sky, MT
10.7 mi 17.3 km Big Sky, MT
Unknown
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4.1 mi 6.6 km #5 Cottonwood Lake
Livingston, MT
4.1 mi 6.6 km Livingston, MT
Unknown
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5.7 mi 9.2 km #6 Corbly Gulch
Bozeman, MT
5.7 mi 9.2 km Bozeman, MT
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
27 days ago
6.1 mi 9.9 km #7 West Pine Creek #139
Livingston, MT
6.1 mi 9.9 km Livingston, MT
Minor Issues
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Dry, Fallen Trees: Some tree downfall across the trail about 4.5 miles in but doable.
19 days ago
15.8 mi 25.4 km #8 Yellowstone River Trail
Tower Junction, WY
15.8 mi 25.4 km Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
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2.4 mi 3.9 km #9 Truman Gulch
Bozeman, MT
2.4 mi 3.9 km Bozeman, MT
Minor Issues
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Muddy, Snowy - Towards the end of the trail there is patchy snow and muddy runoff sections but still very doable
61 days ago
24.6 mi 39.7 km #10 Bangtail Divide Trail
Bozeman, MT
24.6 mi 39.7 km Bozeman, MT
Unknown
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5.4 mi 8.7 km #11 East Fork Hyalite Creek Trail
Bozeman, MT
5.4 mi 8.7 km Bozeman, MT
Unknown
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0.9 mi 1.4 km #12 Drinking Horse Uphill
Bozeman, MT
0.9 mi 1.4 km Bozeman, MT
Bad / Closed
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Closed mid July for road work
11 days ago
8.1 mi 13.0 km #13 Bear Trap Canyon
Four Corners, MT
8.1 mi 13.0 km Four Corners, MT
Unknown
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9.1 mi 14.7 km #14 Buffalo Horn Trail
Big Sky, MT
9.1 mi 14.7 km Big Sky, MT
Minor Issues
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Muddy
1 day ago
8.4 mi 13.6 km #15 Mill Creek Pass
Livingston, MT
8.4 mi 13.6 km Livingston, MT
Unknown
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6.5 mi 10.4 km #16 Elbow Lake Trail
Livingston, MT
6.5 mi 10.4 km Livingston, MT
Unknown
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5.2 mi 8.3 km #17 Jerome Rock Lakes Trail
Big Sky, MT
5.2 mi 8.3 km Big Sky, MT
Unknown
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10.0 mi 16.1 km #18 Trespass Creek Trail
Livingston, MT
10.0 mi 16.1 km Livingston, MT
Unknown
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16.3 mi 26.3 km #19 Cherry Creek Trail
Big Sky, MT
16.3 mi 26.3 km Big Sky, MT
Unknown
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5.7 mi 9.1 km #20 Livingston Peak Trail #449
Livingston, MT
5.7 mi 9.1 km Livingston, MT
Unknown
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