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Sourdough Canyon (Bozeman Creek Trail)

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Trail

3.8 mile 6.1 kilometer out and back
98% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 268' 82 m
Descent: -268' -82 m
High: 5,543' 1,690 m
Low: 5,275' 1,608 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)

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Trail shared by Amber Scott

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

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

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 run, and it gets groomed and packed out when snowy making it a good option for a winter run.

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"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

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