Triple Tree Trail

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Triple Tree Trail, Bozeman, Montana

4.5 miles (round-trip)

Duration: 2 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Elevation Gain: 800 feet (to the overlook)

Activities: Hiking, trail running, mountain biking, cross-country skiing

Crowds: Heavy traffic

This trail is on the south side of Bozeman, close to town. The trail begins on a grassy spur, crosses Limestone Creek several times, and loops through state land on the northwest slope of Mount Ellis. Triple Tree is as a quick and easy local trail with lots of options and accessibility. There's a steep climb to an overlook, offering great views of the Gallatin Valley.    

Seasonal Conditions
Triple Tree can get very hot in late summer because it's only partially shaded; however, shade is plentiful in the switchbacks. Open year-round, the trail is best used from late spring (when it can still be muddy) through mid-fall. It's also a popular trail among cross-country skiers in the winter.   

From downtown Bozeman, head west on W. Babcock St., then turn right onto S. Church Ave. Continue straight onto Sourdough Rd., and look for the signed parking lot on the left.

Robert Stone's Triple Tree Trail Map

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

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