Sypes Canyon Trail

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Sypes Canyon, Bridger Mountains, Bozeman

Sypes Canyon is a popular trail just north of Bozeman, near the southern end of the Bridger Range. The hike leads through a shaded forest following a creek-fed canyon (the stream is seasonal and usually dries up by mid-July). There's an overlook at 2 miles, with a great view of the expansive Gallatin Valley; the trail continues up a long ridge and intersects with the Bridger Foothills National Recreation Trail, providing further hiking, running, or biking loops or shuttles. Many hikers continue on to Mount Baldy, the prominent 8,914-foot summit visible from Bozeman.

Directions: From the intersection of N. 19th and Frontage Rd., turn north on Springhill Rd., then right on Sypes Canyon Rd., continuing until the end of the Y at the end of the road; bear right and park at the signed trailhead. Overflow parking is available on the right before the final turn to the trailhead.

Sypes Canyon, Bridger Mountains, Bozeman

Map courtesy of Robert Stone's Day Hikes Around Bozeman, Montana

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July 22, 2013 - 8:49pm by: Mike England
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Staple Bozeman hike: short jaunt to overlook in the morning or after work; longer hike to Foothills Trail or Baldy on the weekends. No water, so bring plenty for you and the dogs. Pic is of the overlook at mile 2.
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April 29, 2015 - 2:49pm by: Lea Brayton
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Just ran into a guy at the trailhead who said the conditions are muddy this time of year, but not unbearable and well-worth the hike! He had come over from Baldy. I took the dogs and was pleased to see that not too many people were out and about even though it was prime "after work" hiking time on a sunny day.
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May 18, 2015 - 11:25am by: Chris Long
For mountain biking: It was too steep a grade for me to ride much uphill. I figured it was over 9% grade that was continuous with very little break in the incline. Rock and roots but ride-able. Obviously you bomb down and that might make it worth wild. Beautiful scenery makes it worthwhile.
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June 30, 2016 - 7:35pm by: James Hayes
Biked the trail today.. Or should I say walked up it lol. It was either too steep or too rocky to bike up for the most part, however the ride down was pretty awesome. As well as the view. If you're willing to endure the pain of walking up with your bike, then coming down is way worth it.
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June 30, 2016 - 7:35pm by: James Hayes
Biked the trail today.. Or should I say walked up it lol. It was either too steep or too rocky to bike up for the most part, however the ride down was pretty awesome. As well as the view. If you're willing to endure the pain of walking up with your bike, then coming down is way worth it.

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