Biking Trails

Here you'll find details about local biking trails, conditions, reviews, ratings, and directions, from downhill to mountain to road. 

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Dry when other trails aren't, L&C Caverns is a favorite spring ride for singletrack-hungry cyclists. It's good all year, but gets a fair bit of hiking traffic in the summer. Read more >>
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Bozeman Creek Trail (aka, Sourdough) is an old logging road that parallels Bozeman Creek. The trail's proximity to town and easy grade makes this a popular hiking, biking, and cross-country-skiing route. Read more >>
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The Triple Tree Trail is a short drive south of Bozeman. The trail begins on a grassy ridge, crosses Limestone Creek several times and loops through state land on the northwest slope of Mount Ellis. There is a steep climb to the summit offering great views of the Gallatin Valley.     Read more >>
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Chestnut Mountain Trail climbs 2,200 feet in 4.6 miles, past the spectacular Frog Rock pinnacles, to the ridge of Chestnut Mountain. At 1.2 miles, a one-mile spur trail traverses west, providing climbing access and a spectacular hike or bike ride to the base of Frog Rock. Read more >>
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The Story Hills sit on the northeast corner of Bozeman. The privately-owned property is open for recreation to the public during daylight hours. This is a great in-town biking, running, or dog-walking destination with nice views of the Gallatin Valley. Read more >>
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Fairy Lake is a gorgeous green lake in a forested bowl at the base of Sacagawea Peak. The trail loops around the perimeter of the lake for an easy 1.2 miles. This is a great place to have a picnic, fish, and swim. The lake is a short distance from the Fairy Lake Campground. Read more >>
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Leverich is a narrow canyon just south of Bozeman that's tucked between the two prominent drainages of Hyalite Canyon and Sourdough Canyon. The trail forms a loop on the canyon walls and follows the ridge overlooking Bozeman Creek and Sourdough Canyon. Read more >>
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Located south of Bozeman past Hyalite Reservoir, Emerald Lake Trail follows the cascading East Fork of Hyalite Creek. The wooded trail has a mix of lodgepole pine, Engelmann spruce, and subalpine fir leading to Emerald Lake and Heather Lake. Read more >>
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Located just south of Bozeman past Hyalite Reservoir, Hyalite Creek Trail is a great place for a scenic hike. With waterfalls scattered throughout a glacial U-shaped canyon, this out-and-back trail is well-maintained for hikers, bikers, and skiers of all abilities. Read more >>
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Located southwest of Bozeman, the South Cottonwood Trail follows South Cottonwood Creek through a dense old-growth forest with lush riparian areas and meadows, criss-crossing the creek along the way. This well-maintained trail is great for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Read more >>
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Bear Canyon is a stream-fed canyon that drains the area between Mount Ellis and Chestnut Mountain southeast of Bozeman. The Bear Canyon trail follows Bear Creek up the lush, shady canyon and eventually to Bear Lakes. Read more >>
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New World Gulch is located southeast of Bozeman, branching off of Bear Canyon along the east slope of Mount Ellis. The stream-fed gulch is due north of Mystic Lake. New World Gulch Trail climbs up the drainage, first to a meadow below Mt. Read more >>
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