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2,289 mi 3,684 km of trail 19 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 103 Trails Intermediate Trails 224 Trails Hard Trails 127 Trails
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Featured Hikes in Gallatin National Forest - 18

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Favorite Approaching Saddle Peak from the South.
Difficult

Bridger Ridge Traverse

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

(14) Bozeman, MT
Favorite Yellowstone River near the Bear Creek bridge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Black Canyon of the Yellowstone

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

(5) Mammoth…, WY
Favorite The Gallatin Mountain Range from the Gallatin Divide
Intermediate/Difficult

Gallatin Crest Trail

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

(3) Big Sky, MT
Favorite Mountain goat
Difficult

Bridger Foothills Trail

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

(2) Bozeman, MT
Favorite Granite Peak from the South ridge of Conical Peak.
Difficult

Trespass to Cottonwood Creek Loop

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

(1) Livingston, MT
Favorite Snowy waterfall
Easy/Intermediate

Ousel Falls

1.6 mi 2.5 km • Out and Back • 260 ft Ascent 79.21 m Ascent

(9) Big Sky, MT
Favorite Sourcing water on the Knox Lake Trail.
Intermediate

West Fork Mill Creek Loop

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

(1) Gardiner, MT
Favorite Spring Leaves
Intermediate/Difficult

Wilson Peak

12.5 mi 20.1 km • Out and Back • 4,164 ft Ascent 1269.08 m Ascent

(1) Big Sky, MT

Trails in Gallatin National Forest - 435

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2.9 mi 4.6 km #1Lava Lake Trail
Intermediate
Big Sky, MT
Intermediate
2.9 mi 4.6 km Big Sky, MT 15 
7.4 mi 11.9 km #2Hyalite Creek Trail #427
Intermediate
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate
7.4 mi 11.9 km Bozeman, MT
5.3 mi 8.5 km #3Pine Creek Trail #47
Intermediate/Difficult
Livingston, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
5.3 mi 8.5 km Livingston, MT
10.7 mi 17.3 km #4Sky Rim Trail
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Difficult
10.7 mi 17.3 km Big Sky, MT
4.1 mi 6.6 km #5Cottonwood Lake
Intermediate
Livingston, MT
Intermediate
4.1 mi 6.6 km Livingston, MT
6.1 mi 9.9 km #6West Pine Creek #139
Intermediate/Difficult
Livingston, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
6.1 mi 9.9 km Livingston, MT
5.7 mi 9.2 km #7Corbly Gulch
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
5.7 mi 9.2 km Bozeman, MT
2.4 mi 3.9 km #8Truman Gulch
Intermediate
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.9 km Bozeman, MT
15.8 mi 25.4 km #9Yellowstone River Trail
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate
15.8 mi 25.4 km Tower Junction, WY
10.0 mi 16.1 km #10Trespass Creek Trail
Intermediate
Livingston, MT
Intermediate
10.0 mi 16.1 km Livingston, MT
3.3 mi 5.3 km #11Beehive Basin Trail #40
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
3.3 mi 5.3 km Big Sky, MT 12 
24.6 mi 39.7 km #12Bangtail Divide Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
24.6 mi 39.7 km Bozeman, MT
5.4 mi 8.7 km #13East Fork Hyalite Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
5.4 mi 8.7 km Bozeman, MT
0.9 mi 1.4 km #14Drinking Horse Uphill
Easy/Intermediate
Bozeman, MT
Easy/Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Bozeman, MT
5.7 mi 9.1 km #15Livingston Peak Trail #449
Difficult
Livingston, MT
Difficult
5.7 mi 9.1 km Livingston, MT
8.1 mi 13.0 km #16Bear Trap Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult
Four Corners, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
8.1 mi 13.0 km Four Corners, MT
9.1 mi 14.7 km #17Buffalo Horn Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
9.1 mi 14.7 km Big Sky, MT
1.2 mi 1.9 km #18Summit Climb (Bone Crusher)
Extremely Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Extremely Difficult
1.2 mi 1.9 km Big Sky, MT
6.5 mi 10.4 km #19Elbow Lake Trail
Difficult
Livingston, MT
Difficult
6.5 mi 10.4 km Livingston, MT
8.4 mi 13.6 km #20Mill Creek Pass
Intermediate/Difficult
Livingston, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
8.4 mi 13.6 km Livingston, MT

Photos of Gallatin National Forest - 220

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Wounded Man Lake.
Apr 25, 2015 near Cooke City, MT
Approaching Saddle Peak from the South.
Oct 18, 2015 near Bozeman, MT
Sourcing water on the Knox Lake Trail.
Apr 24, 2015 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
On the Sky Rim Trail, looking west toward Dailey Pass.
May 7, 2016 near Big Sky, MT
Mountain goat
Apr 23, 2015 near Bozeman, MT

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