Trails to try in Bozeman.
Thanks to Bozeman’s Main Street to the Mountains trail system, you don’t have to go far to escape knee-pounding pavement and spend some time in nature. Try the trails below or explore your own.
This trail connects Main Street to the south end of town at Sacajawea Middle School. It skirts Langhor, Lindley, and Burke parks, while also bypassing Peets Hill. Acces this trail easily at the intersection near Burke Park or on the east side of the Bozeman Public Library.
After a quick jaunt on the Gallagator, check out Peets Hill. It’s not only a popular spot to gaze out over the valley, but offers sledding in the winter and picture-perfect sunsets year-round. Peets Hill also makes a great jumping-off point, as it connects to the Gallagator, Sourdough, and Highland Glen trails.
This trail is a system all in itself. With many spurs, loops, and winding turns, you could get lost here—if it weren’t for Bozeman Creek running alongside. Although the northern trailhead can be somewhat difficult to find (off Spring Creek Dr.), the southern access point off Goldenstein provides parking and is easy to locate.
Highland Glen Nature Preserve
The latest addition to Bozeman’s trail system, Highland Glen Nature Preserve trails offer singletrack for bikers and runners alike. It has three access points: at the sports complex by the hospital, at the end of Maple Dr., and at the Painted Hills parking area. These trails are groomed in winter for cross-country skiing.
Even with over 16 different trails connecting Bozeman, there’re more to come—plans are being finalized to connect Main Street to the “M” and Drinking Horse trails, and to expand the Bozeman Pond trails on the west side of town.