Gallatin Riverside Trail

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Gallatin Riverside Trail 

5.5 miles (round-trip)

Duration: 2.5 hours 

Difficulty: Easy

Elevation Gain: 200 feet 

Activities: Hiking, trail running, climbing, mountain biking

Crowds: Moderate traffic

With looming cliffs overhead and lodgepole pines and moss-covered boulders, this trail captures all of the area's beauty without the elevation gain. Enjoy a long, leisurely hike, watching the rafters and kayakers pass you by; or park a car at the Lava Lake trailhead and make it a quick one-way. Don't forget to bring a fly-rod to fish the pocket water. Carry bear spray. 

Seasonal Conditions
This trail is open year-round, but be careful for high water during runoff season.  

From Bozeman, take Hwy. 191 south toward Gallatin Canyon. Drive 17 miles then take a left on Storm Castle Rd., crossing the Storm Castle Bridge. Continue for 2 miles to the posted parking area.

Robert Stone's Gallatin Riverside Trail Map

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

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