Gallatin Riverside Trail

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Gallatin Riverside Trail 

6.2 miles (round-trip)

Duration: 1.5 to 3 hours 

Difficulty: Easy

Elevation Gain: 200 feet 

Activities: Hiking, trail running, climbing, mountain biking

Crowds: Moderate traffic

With looming cliffs overhead and framed by lodgepole pines and moss-covered boulders, this trail captures all of the area's beauty without the elevation gain. Enjoy a long, leisurely hike, watching the rafters and kayakers pass you by; or park a car at the Lava Lake trailhead and make it a quick one-way. Carry bear spray. 

Seasonal Conditions
This trail is open year-round, but be careful for high water during runoff season.  

From Bozeman, take Hwy. 191 south toward Gallatin Canyon. Drive 17 miles to Storm Castle Rd. between mile markers 66 and 65, and take a left, crossing the Storm Castle Bridge. Follow Storm Castle Rd. for 2 miles to the posted parking area.

Robert Stone's Gallatin Riverside Trail Map

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

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