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. Read more >>
New World Gulch is located southeast of Bozeman, branching off Bear Canyon along the east slope of Mount Ellis. The stream-fed gulch is due north of Mystic Lake. Read more >>
Ousel Falls is a short but stunning hike in the heart of Big Sky. Along the trail, which meanders alongside the South and West Forks of the Gallatin River, hikers cross three bridges before reaching the waterfall. Read more >>
Palisade Falls is located south of Bozeman, in the Hyalite Recreation Area, just beyond the reservoir. The trail begins at the East Fork of Hyalite Crk., then follows a tributary for approximately a half-mile to a bridge fronting the falls. Read more >>
Pine Creek Lake is a pristine alpine lake set in a huge glacial cirque on the north slope of Mount Black. The trail is well-defined and meanders through forest en route to the base of Pine Creek Falls. Read more >>
This trail is on the south side of Bozeman, close to town. The trail begins on a grassy ridge, crosses Limestone Creek several times, and loops through state land on the northwest slope of Mount Ellis. Read more >>
Truman Gulch Trail is a forested hike that follows its namesake creek up to the Bridger Foothills Trail. A popular mountain-bike downhill, the trail is tucked between Ross Peak to the north and Saddle Peak to the southeast. Read more >>
Sacagawea Peak is the highest point in the Bridger Range. The mountain can be accessed from the west side of the Bridgers, but the most popular route is the trail from the east, starting from the Fairy Lake Campground. Read more >>
Located southwest of Bozeman, this trail follows South Cottonwood Creek through a dense old-growth forest with lush riparian areas and meadows, criss-crossing the creek along the way. This well-maintained path is great for hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners. Read more >>
Storm Castle is a rocky peak sitting atop the east wall of Gallatin Canyon. The hike begins at Storm Castle Creek and climbs the mountain's south-facing slope to a dramatic, multi-tiered summit, where there are sweeping 360-degree views of the adjacent mountains and canyons. Read more >>
The Story Hills rise from the northeast corner of Bozeman. Though private, this property is open to the public during daylight hours. This is a great in-town biking, running, or dog-walking destination with nice views of the town and valley. Read more >>
This 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. Read more >>
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