Bozeman Day Hikes

Day hikes around Bozeman, Gallatin Canyon, and the Bridger Mountains

The College `M`

The College `M`

Just a few minutes from town, this trail is one of the most popular in Bozeman. There are a few different routes with varying difficulty to the top.
Location: Bridger Rd - Bozeman
Drinking Horse Trail

Drinking Horse Trail

Located across from the `M` trailhead, this is a circular hike that gives great views into Bridger Canyon. This hike is great for dogs as you have to cross Bridger Creek at the beginning of the hike.
Lava Lake

Lava Lake

A favorite day hike within a half hour drive of Bozeman. This hike is a steady climb up to beautiful Lava lake.
Location: Gallatin Canyon
Sypes Canyon

Sypes Canyon

10 minutes north of Bozeman on the north side of the Bridgers, this hike is a steady 45 minute climb to the top that has great views of the valley and Bozeman. There is a creek that is good for dogs.
Location: Bozeman - Sypes Canyon
Sacajawea Peak

Sacajawea Peak

Sacagawea Peak is known for it`s sightings of mountain goats. Not only is this a great hike with varied terrain but the trail starts at beautiful Fairy Lake. From the summit of Sacagawea Peak, you can see for miles to the east with great views of the Crazy Mountains, Spanish Peaks and the Tobacco Root Mountains. mile 21.5, make a left hand turn on Fairy Lake Road. This is approximately (1) mile past Battle Ridge Campground. Follow Fairy Lake Road (a gravel / dirt road)for approximately (5) miles to the trailhead, the base of the mountain, and the campgrounds.
Truman Gulch

Truman Gulch

Sourdough Creek

Sourdough Creek

Castle Rock

Castle Rock

Peet`s Hill

Peet`s Hill

Cinnamon Creek

Cinnamon Creek

Grotto Falls

Middle Cottonwood