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Ousel Falls

Intermediate

Trail

1.6 mile 2.5 kilometer out and back
88% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 260' 79 m
Descent: -260' -79 m
High: 6,566' 2,001 m
Low: 6,461' 1,969 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by samh Haraldson

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

samh Haraldson

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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Oct 11, 2015
Doug Eby
1.6mi

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 9 votes

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in Big Sky

#1002

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  4.7 from 9 votes
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#1

in Big Sky

#27

in Montana

#1,002

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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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