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2,324 mi 3,740 km of trail 31 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 55 Trails Intermediate Trails 218 Trails Hard Trails 198 Trails
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Recommended Routes in Gallatin National Forest - 30

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Favorite Lava Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Lava Lake Trail

5.7 mi 9.1 km 1,581' Up 481.85 m Up 1,579' Down 481.15 m Down

Big Sky, MT
Favorite Approaching Saddle Peak from the South.
Difficult

Bridger Ridge Traverse

18.7 mi 30.1 km 4,060' Up 1237.47 m Up 6,840' Down 2084.7 m Down

Bozeman, MT
Favorite Standing on the edge of Jewel Lake
Difficult

Pine Creek Lake

10.4 mi 16.7 km 3,391' Up 1033.58 m Up 3,391' Down 1033.51 m Down

Livingston, MT
Favorite Yellowstone River near the Bear Creek bridge.
Difficult

Black Canyon of the Yellowstone

12.9 mi 20.7 km 1,545' Up 471 m Up 2,036' Down 620.5 m Down

Mammoth…, WY
Favorite Descending Hyalite Peak
Intermediate

Hyalite Peak

14.7 mi 23.6 km 3,265' Up 995.23 m Up 3,263' Down 994.67 m Down

Bozeman, MT
Favorite Spring Leaves
Difficult

Wilson Peak

12.5 mi 20.1 km 4,164' Up 1269.08 m Up 4,163' Down 1268.88 m Down

Big Sky, MT
Favorite The Gallatin Mountain Range from the Gallatin Divide
Difficult

Gallatin Crest Trail

23.7 mi 38.1 km 5,046' Up 1537.98 m Up 3,626' Down 1105.35 m Down

Big Sky, MT
Favorite The first peak of the trail
Very Difficult

Summit Climb (Bone Crusher)

2.3 mi 3.7 km 1,903' Up 580.15 m Up 1,903' Down 580.17 m Down

Big Sky, MT

Trails in Gallatin National Forest - 440

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10.7 mi 17.3 km #1Sky Rim Trail
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
4.1 mi 6.6 km #2Cottonwood Lake
Intermediate
Livingston, MT
Intermediate
Livingston, MT
5.7 mi 9.2 km #3Corbly Gulch Trail #544
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
15.8 mi 25.4 km #4Yellowstone River Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
5.4 mi 8.7 km #5East Fork Hyalite Creek Trail #434
Intermediate
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate
Bozeman, MT
9.1 mi 14.7 km #6Buffalo Horn Trail
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
10.0 mi 16.1 km #7Trespass Creek Trail
Intermediate
Livingston, MT
Intermediate
Livingston, MT
3.3 mi 5.3 km #8Beehive Basin Trail #40
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Sky, MT 12 
24.6 mi 39.7 km #9Bangtail Divide Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
1.4 mi 2.2 km #10Sacagawea Pass Trail #518
Difficult
Bozeman, MT
Difficult
Bozeman, MT
2.1 mi 3.4 km #11Rapter View Trail #530
Very Difficult
Bozeman, MT
Very Difficult
Bozeman, MT
5.7 mi 9.2 km #12West Fork Beaver Creek Trail #222
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Sky, MT
8.1 mi 13.0 km #13Bear Trap Canyon
Difficult
Four Corners, MT
Difficult
Four Corners, MT
8.4 mi 13.6 km #14Mill Creek Pass
Difficult
Livingston, MT
Difficult
Livingston, MT
6.5 mi 10.4 km #15Elbow Lake Trail
Difficult
Livingston, MT
Difficult
Livingston, MT
5.2 mi 8.3 km #16Jerome Rock Lakes Trail
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
16.7 mi 26.9 km #17Sweet Grass Trail
Very Difficult
Big Timber, MT
Very Difficult
Big Timber, MT
16.3 mi 26.3 km #18Cherry Creek Trail
Intermediate
Big Sky, MT
Intermediate
Big Sky, MT
40.3 mi 64.9 km #19Yellowstone / Grand Teton Rail Trail - S Fork Rd to Warm River…
Easy
West Yellowstone, MT
Easy
West Yellowstone, MT
16.6 mi 26.6 km #20High Lakes Trail
Intermediate
Big Sky, MT
Intermediate
Big Sky, MT

Photos of Gallatin National Forest - 258

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Approaching Saddle Peak from the South.
Oct 18, 2015 near Bozeman, MT
Wounded Man Lake.
Apr 25, 2015 near Cooke City, MT
The Down River Ski Loop goes right along the Madison River for a good ways.
May 2, 2016 near West Ye…, MT
Sourcing water on the Knox Lake Trail.
Apr 24, 2015 near Gardiner, MT
Looking west just south of Rattlesnake Butte at sunset.
Apr 24, 2016 near Gardiner, MT
Crossing the creek at the mouth of Avalanche Lake
Aug 16, 2019 near Big Sky, MT
Flag trees with Sacagawea Peak in the background
Jul 30, 2018 near Bozeman, MT
Standing on the edge of Jewel Lake
Jul 21, 2018 near Livingston, MT