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Ousel Falls

Intermediate
 4.7 (10) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great all-season run for those in the Big Sky area ending at a beautiful waterfall.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

88%

Runnable

6,566' 2,001 m

High

6,461' 1,969 m

Low

260' 79 m

Up

260' 79 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Overview

A gorgeous waterfall run nestled among the highly developed Big Sky area.

Description

From the Ousel Falls trailhead descend an excellently designed and well-graded, wide dirt and gravel path. Along the way, multiple stopping points to view the river and ultimately Ousel Falls present themselves. At the end, take in the falls and enjoy the quiet surroundings. In winter, the falls become a series of towers of ice, a frozen grandeur. In summer, they are a lulling murmur of sound and spray.

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Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 10 votes

#1

in Big Sky

#925

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  4.7 from 10 votes
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#1

in Big Sky

#21

in Montana

#925

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Ousel Falls
Feb 20, 2020 near Big Sky, MT
Ice on cliff faces.
Nov 29, 2018 near Big Sky, MT
Snowy waterfall
Nov 29, 2018 near Big Sky, MT
Ousel Falls in winter
Apr 23, 2015 near Big Sky, MT

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