Hyalite Creek Trail

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Hyalite Lake Trail


Length: 11 miles (round-trip to Hyalite Lake)

Duration: 4 to 6 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Elevation Gain: 1,900 feet

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

Crowds: Heavy traffic
 

About
Located just south of Bozeman past Hyalite Reservoir, Hyalite Creek Trail is a great place for a scenic hike. With waterfalls scattered throughout a glacial U-shaped canyon, this out-and-back trail is well-maintained for hikers, bikers, and skiers of all abilities. The trail runs all the way up to Hyalite Lake and Hyalite Peak for those interested in a longer journey. This trek is doable for most skill levels, and the beauty surrounding the trail is unmatched. Hikers look out for bikers, and vice versa. Carry bear spray. 

Seasonal Conditions
Snowfall sticks around up Hyalite Creek well into the spring, so be wary of dangerous run-off conditions. During the winter, wear gear for slick, icy conditions; it's a bit of a trek over the ice but seeing the frozen waterfalls is worth it. You could also strap into a pair of cross-country skis for a beautiful winter trip. 

Directions
Head south on 19th Ave. and turn left onto Hyalite Canyon Rd. Drive past the reservoir. Take the road to its end at the Hyalite Creek parking lot. 

Robert Stone's Hyalite Creek Map

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

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