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2,344 mi 3,773 km of trail 33 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 56 Trails Intermediate Trails 224 Trails Hard Trails 200 Trails
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Recommended Routes in Gallatin National Forest - 33

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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 Mountain goat
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 View of the valley
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 A steel suspension bridge (built in 1936) that crosses the Yellowstone River.
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 Hyalite basin
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 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

Trails in Gallatin National Forest - 447

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3.3 mi 5.3 km #1Beehive Basin Trail #40
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Sky, MT 14 
10.7 mi 17.3 km #2Sky Rim Trail
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
4.1 mi 6.6 km #3Cottonwood Lake
Intermediate
Livingston, MT
Intermediate
Livingston, MT
5.7 mi 9.2 km #4Corbly Gulch Trail #544
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
15.8 mi 25.4 km #5Yellowstone River Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
5.4 mi 8.7 km #6East Fork Hyalite Creek Trail #434
Intermediate
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate
Bozeman, MT
9.1 mi 14.7 km #7Buffalo Horn Trail
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
10.0 mi 16.1 km #8Trespass Creek Trail
Intermediate
Livingston, MT
Intermediate
Livingston, MT
24.6 mi 39.7 km #9Bangtail Divide Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Bozeman, MT
2.1 mi 3.4 km #10Rapter View Trail #530
Very Difficult
Bozeman, MT
Very Difficult
Bozeman, MT
1.4 mi 2.2 km #11Sacagawea Pass Trail #518
Difficult
Bozeman, MT
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
16.7 mi 26.9 km #16Sweet Grass Trail
Very Difficult
Big Timber, MT
Very Difficult
Big Timber, MT
16.3 mi 26.3 km #17Cherry Creek Trail
Intermediate
Big Sky, MT
Intermediate
Big Sky, MT
40.3 mi 64.9 km #18Yellowstone / Grand Teton Rail Trail - S Fork Rd to Warm River…
Easy
West Yellowstone, MT
Easy
West Yellowstone, MT
16.6 mi 26.6 km #19High Lakes Trail
Intermediate
Big Sky, MT
Intermediate
Big Sky, MT
4.6 mi 7.4 km #20Shafthouse Hill Trail #540
Difficult
Bozeman, MT
Difficult
Bozeman, MT

Photos of Gallatin National Forest - 281

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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
Looking west just south of Rattlesnake Butte at sunset.
Apr 24, 2016 near Gardiner, MT
Flag trees with Sacagawea Peak in the background
Jul 30, 2018 near Bozeman, 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
Bison
Apr 22, 2015 near Big Sky, MT
Shelf Lake
Nov 29, 2018 near Gardiner, MT