Bozeman Creek Trail

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Mystic Lake, Bozeman

1.5 miles

Duration: Less than 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

Elevation Gain: 40 feet 

Activities: Hiking, mountain biking, trail running, cross-country skiing

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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 make this a popular hiking, biking, and cross-country-skiing route. As an out-and-back, distance is up to you; take a short jaunt or hike the full 10 miles to Mystic Lake, where the trail officially ends (additional logging roads and connector trails exist). In the winter, the trail is groomed by the Bridger Ski Foundation, making for a fun skate-ski as well. 

From Kagy & S. Church, head south on Sourdough Rd., eventually turning right onto Nash Rd. and then making a quick left onto Sourdough Canyon Rd. Follow Sourdough Canyon Rd. to the parking lot and trailhead. 

For a map of this trail, click here. Map courtesy of Robert Stone's Day Hikes Around Bozeman, Montana.

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