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Recommended Routes in Gallatin National Forest - 36

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Favorite Lava Lake
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 Descending Hyalite Peak
Intermediate

Hyalite Peak

15.0 mi 24.1 km 3,245' Up 989.1 m Up 3,245' Down 988.98 m Down

Bozeman, 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 20 minutes into the Sypes Canyon trail
Intermediate

Sypes Canyon Trail

6.4 mi 10.3 km 1,599' Up 487.52 m Up 1,599' Down 487.36 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 Ousel Falls
Intermediate

Ousel Falls

1.6 mi 2.5 km 260' Up 79.21 m Up 260' Down 79.34 m Down

Big Sky, MT

Gallatin National Forest Hiking

  • 2,798 Miles 4,504 Kilometers of Trail
  • 37 Recommended Routes
  • 60 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 230 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 192 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Gallatin National Forest - 445

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3.3 mi 5.3 km #1Beehive Basin Trail #40
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Sky, MT 15 
10.7 mi 17.3 km #2Sky Rim Trail
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
2.9 mi 4.6 km #3Lava Lake Trail #77
Intermediate
Big Sky, MT
Intermediate
Big Sky, MT
15.8 mi 25.4 km #4Yellowstone River Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
5.7 mi 9.1 km #5East Fork Hyalite Creek Trail #434
Intermediate
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate
Bozeman, MT
4.1 mi 6.6 km #6Cottonwood Lake
Intermediate
Livingston, MT
Intermediate
Livingston, MT
6.6 mi 10.6 km #7Corbly Gulch Trail #544
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
9.1 mi 14.7 km #8Buffalo Horn Trail
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
24.6 mi 39.7 km #9Bangtail Divide Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
40.3 mi 64.9 km #10Yellowstone / Grand Teton Rail Trail - S Fork Rd to Warm River…
Easy
West Yellowstone, MT
Easy
West Yellowstone, MT

Photos of Gallatin National Forest - 318

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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
South bound view from top of Sacagawea Peak.
Aug 27, 2021 near Bozeman, 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
North bound at Ross Pass.
Aug 27, 2021 near Bozeman, MT
North bound along the ridge toward Ross Pass.
Aug 27, 2021 near Bozeman, MT