Madison Buffalo Jump


Length: 1-3 miles (round-trip)
Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 350 feet
Activities: Hiking, trail running, horseback riding
Crowds: Light traffic

About
Just 30 miles from downtown Bozeman is an off-the-beaten-path hike at a historic Native American site. Trails start in open grasslands, then meander through cliffs to the top of a limestone bluff. The not-so-ancient buffalo jump is truly a site to witness. As far as routes are concerned, multiple are available. A short hike goes right up the center of the main bluff, but other trails wind around the perimeter of the park as well. There is very little shade or water, so plan accordingly for both you and your dog. 

Seasonal Conditions
This low-elevation park is one of the closest to Bozeman that offers year-round hiking with little snow. 

Directions 
Head west on I-90, exit at Logan and turn south. The road travels uphill for a short ways, then down into the lower Madison floodplain, along the base of the hills. The park entry is a few more miles down the road on the left.

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