Hiking Project Logo

Close to Bozeman and easily accessible, this is the go-to trail for easy, out-and-back hikes.


Your Rating: Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add To-Do · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

3.8

Miles

6.1

KM

Out and Back

5,543' 1,690 m

High

5,275' 1,608 m

Low

268' 82 m

Up

268' 82 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Fishing · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly This wide, level trail is easy to navigate and can be trimmed into an out-and-back hike of any length.

Overview

The Bozeman Creek Trail #454 extends over 10 miles up Sourdough Canyon, into the mountains just south of Bozeman. The flat, easy trail can be used for a long 18-plus mile day all the way to Mystic Lake, for a mellow out-and-back day hike or base run, or for a short family outing.

Description

From Bozeman, head south to Sourdough Canyon Road. Drive about a mile down the road which will end at a gated trailhead with abundant parking off to either side. Because it's an old logging road, Bozeman Creek Trail #454 is wide and level as it follows Bozeman Creek up Sourdough Canyon.

Because it's close to town and easy, this is a popular route with mountain bikers, trail runners, and hikers, so be prepared to encounter other trail users along the way. This route is great for any season—it's mostly shaded and has water access making it an excellent summer hike, and it gets groomed and packed out when snowy making it a good option for a winter hike.

Contacts

Shared By:

Amber Scott

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#3104

Overall
  4.5 from 2 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Recommended Route Rankings

#72

in Montana

#3,104

Overall
25 Views Last Month
3,396 Since Dec 11, 2019
Easy Easy

100%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

"IMG_1961.JPG" by Mitchell Martin (https://tinyurl.com/r5ojz8h), Flickr licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/).
Dec 11, 2019 near Bozeman, MT

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

All Clear 14 days ago
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Sep 12, 2023
Jay Kessler
1h 00m
Aug 25, 2023
Melanie B
Hiked up to the bench overlooking high up over the creek. Heard the bubbling water but didn't see it. Hiked back down, taking lots of photos. Many… 2.5mi — 1h 00m
May 9, 2022
Cameron Steele
3.8mi — 1h 45m
Mar 26, 2021
Anna H
Not too busy. 5mi — 1h 33m
Welcome

Join the Community

Create your FREE account today!
Already have an account? Login to close this notice.

Get Started