M Trail

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At the mouth of Bridger Canyon is the landmark “M” created by Montana State University students in 1915. There are two routes to the M from the trailhead. For a steep and direct ascent, continue straight/right at the first junction; for an easier and longer ascent, take a hard left. This trail is close to Bozeman and very popular.

Directions: Follow Rouse Ave. north (becomes Bridger Canyon Rd.). After a few miles, turn left into the signed parking area, which is just before a narrow constriction between the Bridgers and the Story Hills.

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

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August 4, 2014 - 2:33pm by: Johnny Certo
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A quintessential trek in Bozeman, there's a reason it's the most popular day hiking destination. I prefer to take the scenic route, but there is a tougher way to get to the top.
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August 6, 2014 - 12:19pm by: Felicia Hamilton
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The view of the valley is amazing. You'll see lots of other hikers, mountain bikers, and dogs, because it's very popular with visitors and locals.
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August 15, 2014 - 1:36pm by: Isaac Lorton
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It's a classic, so it's crowded. But the views of the valley are great and it is fun to look down over the city. Go in the evening.
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November 2, 2015 - 5:53pm by: Lilly Brogger
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Something every student and Bozeman resident should do at least once. It's super popular but for good reason because the valley below is worth seeing.
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April 2, 2017 - 3:01pm by: Kate
Are there bears around this time of year on the trail? I know its a busy trail but it is Montana and they are waking up hungry ..!

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