Corbly Gulch

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Photo by Ian Roderer

Length: 4.7 miles (round-trip)

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet 

Activities: Mountain biking, hiking, trail running

Crowds: Light traffic

This popular mountain-biking, hiking and running trail in Gallatin National Forest has spectacular views of the valley. Corbly has a wider, more comfortable single-track that travels past forests, meadows, and creek crossings. The trail parallels its namesake creek, which flows from the west slope of Sacagawea Peak. You'll encounter some challenging switchbacks (if you're biking) that eventually land you in a wide-open meadow, which is the most popular turnaround point.

Other Routes
To continue, the "old" trail climbs 4 miles and 2,500 feet until it reaches Bridger Divide. From there, you have the option of making a one-way shuttle trip to Fairy Lake (continuing east), or a climb to either Sac Peak (southeast), Hardscrabble Peak (north), or Ross Peak (south). 

Seasonal Conditions
The trail has snow into late spring, but dries up quickly when summer hits. Watch out for hunters in the fall. 

Head north on 7th Ave. and continue as it becomes Frontage Rd. Continue for 2 miles until you reach Springhill Rd.; turn right. Drive 8.5 miles to Springhill Community Rd. and turn right. After 1.5 miles, you'll reach Corbly Gulch Rd.; turn left. Continue 2 miles to the posted trailhead acess on the left; turn left, then park at the trailhead on your right. The access road crosses private property, so be respectful. We recommend taking a high-clearance vehicle. The road may be impassible in very wet conditions. 

Robert Stone's Corbly Gulch Trail MapRobert Stone's Corbly Gulch Trail Map


Map courtesy of Robert Stone's Day Hikes Around Bozeman, Montana.

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