Blackmore Lake Trail

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Average: 3 (1 vote)

Blackmore Lake, Hyalite

The Blackmore Lake trail is a relatively short hike that begins near the northwest edge of Hyalite Reservoir. A dense pine forest and meadow surround this shallow lake, which lies beneath Mount Blackmore and Elephant Mountain. The hike can be extended an additional 3.5 miles to the top of Mount Blackmore; ambitious hikers can even continue down another 9-10 miles to the S. Cottonwood trailhead.

Directions: Take 19th Ave. south from Bozeman and turn left on Hyalite Canyon Rd. Trailhead parking is located to the right, just before you reach Hyalite Reservoir.

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

Trail Info

3.3 miles round trip to lake
Elevation Gain
500 feet
2 hours


Average: 3 (1 vote)
August 4, 2014 - 2:40pm by: Johnny Certo
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This trail offers seclusion from the crowds that usually populate Hyalite. Not too hard to hike, and ends in a picturesque setting.
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February 2, 2015 - 3:31pm by: Lea Brayton
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The hike is nice and easy to the lake, great for snow shoes, xc skiers, or hikers- but be ready for the next 3.5 since the trail gets much steeper. I went up in a light rain and slipped all over the place in August. You do have a lot of tree cover until the last mile or so though, and the wildflowers are incredible in the summertime!

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