Palisade Falls Trail

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Average: 3.4 (5 votes)

Palisade Falls is located south of Bozeman, in the Hyalite Recreation Area, just beyond the reservoir. The trail begins at the East Fork of Hyalite Crk., then follows a tributary for approximately a half-mile to a bridge fronting the falls. Palisade Falls is a towering cataract dropping more than 80 feet off a vertical rock wall at the southern base of Palisade Mountain. The trail is wheelchair-accessible, with picnic tables at the trailhead.

Directions: Drive south on 19th Ave. to Hyalite Canyon Rd. Turn left, drive up the canyon, and continue past Hyalite Reservoir. At the fork, turn left and park at the signed trailhead for Palisade Falls.

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


Average: 3 (1 vote)
July 12, 2013 - 6:22pm by: Mike England
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Nice easy hike, great for families and old folks.
Average: 4 (1 vote)
August 6, 2013 - 6:01pm by: Tammy
Nice hike for families.
Average: 3 (1 vote)
October 23, 2013 - 7:37pm by: Meghan Wrong
I really wouldn't consider it a "hike" due to the fact that the trail is paved, but the end location is very cool. Good for families.
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July 17, 2014 - 8:17am by: Johnny Certo
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A great family-friendly trail. The falls are beautiful and the resulting mist is refreshing. Avoid the crowds and visit this trail on a weekday.
Average: 4 (1 vote)
August 6, 2014 - 12:10pm by: Felicia Hamilton
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Very easy, paved path. It's beautiful and great for families but there are a lot of people because of this.
Average: 2 (1 vote)
August 15, 2014 - 1:34pm by: Isaac Lorton
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Paved path with too many people. And the falls are okay.
Average: 3 (1 vote)
July 3, 2015 - 12:32pm by: Caroline Miller
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I typically avoid this hike all year long--you're either competing for ice in the winter or trail space in the summer. However, when out-of-towners came to visit they were floored by our little Palisade Falls. Can't help but denying that it's beautiful, and great for wearing out little kiddos.
Average: 5 (1 vote)
May 26, 2017 - 11:42pm by: Cj
Remember the elevation is somewhere around 6200ft. My grama made it 100 ft. Please use caution if you're not used to high elevation.

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