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Mystic Lake and Bear Canyon

Mystic Lake is a favorite destination near Bozeman, Montana for hikers, mountain bikers, anglers and hunters. Mystic Lake can be accessed from a couple of different trailheads but the access in Bear Canyon is the shortest. Located about 5 miles east of Bozeman, the Bear Canyon area offers hiking, mountain biking and cross country ski opportunities. […]

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Lava Lake

Lava Lake is a great hike that climbs to a beautiful mountain lake in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. The trail is located in the Gallatin Canyon between Bozeman and Big Sky and is one of the most popular trails in the area. The lake is almost exactly 3 miles from the trailhead but the trail […]

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Goose Creek Trail Area

The Goose Creek trail area near Bozeman and Livingston Montana is popular for all types of outdoor recreation. Goose Creek is part of the Custer Gallatin National Forest and has been actively managed by the Forest Service. Most of the area has been logged in the past and the abandoned logging roads provide today’s trail system. […]

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Elephanthead Mountain

The trail to Elephanthead Mountain (forest trail #37) is a favorite hike for many in the Livingston/Big Timber area. The Elephanthead trail is in the headwaters of Mission Creek which comes out of the Absaroka Mountains and runs into the Yellowstone River east of Livingston. The trail is part of the Custer Gallatin National Forest […]

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Passage Creek Falls

Passage Creek Falls is a popular destination for hikers in the Livingston/Bozeman area. The hike to Passage creek Falls is 4 miles round-trip on an easy trail. Many hikers turn around at the falls but the trail is also a primary access to the backcountry. The Passage Creek trail begins as two trails, Passage Creek […]

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Crow Mountain Trail in Paradise Valley

The Crow Mountain trail is in the Mill Creek drainage south of Livingston, MT. Mill Creek is a popular National Forest access area where people enjoy hiking, camping , fishing, skiing, snowmobiling and every other form of recreation. The Mill Creek drainage is fairly large and there are a lot of different areas to explore. […]

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Chestnut Mountain Trail

Located just outside of Bozeman, MT, the Chestnut Mountain Trail and Frog Rock Trail is an easily accessible trail provides great hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing opportunities.

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Central Montana Hikes & Attractions Yellowstone Area Hikes and Attractions

Twin Lakes in the Crazy Mountains

Twin Lakes are probably the most popular hiking destination in Montana’s Crazy Mountains. The Crazy Mountains are an  island mountain range north of Interstate 90 in the Livingston/Big Timber area. The trailhead for hiking to Twin Lakes is located  in Big Timber Canyon near the Halfmoon Campground. This popular access is the beginning point for the […]

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Big Timber Creek

Big Timber Creek flows out of Montana’s Crazy Mountains north of Big Timber, MT. Running east out of the mountains, the creek gradually turns southward and flows into the Yellowstone River just east of Big Timber. Most of the creek travels through private lands but the headwater areas are on the Custer Gallatin National Forest […]

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The Beartooth Highway and Beartooth Pass

The Beartooth Highway (US Hwy 212) is one of the most spectacular routes in the continental United States. The highway travels through high-altitude wilderness terrain for 63 miles between Red Lodge, MT and the North East Entrance to Yellowstone Park at Silver Gate, MT. This article travels the road beginning in Red Lodge and ending […]