Triple Tree Trail

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Average: 3.2 (5 votes)


Triple Tree Trail, Bozeman, Montana

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. There is a steep climb to an overlook, offering great views of the Gallatin Valley.    

Directions: Drive south on S. Church (becomes Sourdough Rd. after crossing Kagy). After passing Goldenstein, start looking for the signed parking lot on the left.

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

Trail Info

4.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain
800 feet
2 hours


Average: 3 (1 vote)
June 4, 2013 - 3:01pm by: Mike England
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Despite the extravagant eyesores along the lower trail, this is a good hike or bike close to town.
Average: 3 (1 vote)
July 17, 2014 - 8:12am by: Johnny Certo
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I hiked this one last month and it was amazing. We started the trail at about 6:30 PM and on the way back down the view of the sunset was gorgeous.
Average: 3 (1 vote)
July 17, 2014 - 1:12pm by: Maggie H
This trail has nice variety in terms of slope, landscape, etc. It is not very long, however, and the typical Bozeman runner or biker would have to do multiple laps to make it worth their while. It definitely has an in-town vibe -- this is not the place to go if you're looking to "get away from it all."
Average: 3 (1 vote)
August 1, 2014 - 4:22pm by: Lana
Good trail for hiking, running, or biking. After a mile or so, the houses aren't noticeable and there's a great view at the top.
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August 4, 2014 - 1:00pm by: Morgan
Great for the beginner mountain biker. Short enough and close enough for an after work ride. Be bear aware however; a mother and cub have been spotted multiple times.
Average: 1 (1 vote)
January 7, 2015 - 1:36pm by: Fred
Lots and lots of off leash dogs. Many owners are courteous - others seem to think their pets are kings.
Average: 4 (1 vote)
April 29, 2015 - 3:04pm by: Lea Brayton
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There are a lot of dogs and people, but that's what happens with a trail so close to town. Doesn't make it any less of a fun run for an early morning jog or evening run. Check out the Wind Drinkers web page for opportunities to run little 3 and 5k races over there this summer!
Average: 4 (1 vote)
May 1, 2015 - 1:57pm by: Caroline Miller
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The trees are starting to bud and muddy patches are drying up. Once you get past the houses, you have to admit that the view doesn't get old.
Average: 4 (1 vote)
May 19, 2017 - 8:53pm by: Micaela Young
It's a nice trail - great scenery, nice gentle climbs, etc. The problem I have encountered is the trail is a bit too narrow and the turns too tight with not great visibility, so if you look down for a second, you could have a biker up your rear or facing off with you wanting you to get out of the way.

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