5 miles
Distance
2,367 ft
Climb
-467 ft
Descent
00:49:57
Avg time
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Hyalite Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Gallatin Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    June-September
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #7899 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

This trail follows Hyalite Creek past a series of cascading waterfalls eventually leading you to Hyalite Lake. While the trail grade is moderate most of the way, quick crunchy climbs littered with rocks and roots contribute to its devious challenge. Not only that but this trail has a tendency to hold moisture as small creeks cross it/run down it especially early season and during wet summers, upping the technical ante. Leave your bike at the junction with the Squaw Creek Divide Trail and walk the last hundred yards to the lake as bikes are prohibited above this intersection.The challenging climb will be rewarded on the return descent as the wide singletrack will provide many line choices allowing you to take advantage of the multitude of natural features littering the trail. This trail is also subject to the Trail Time Share which prohibits mountain biking on Fridays and Saturdays between July 16 and September 4.

Access Info

Follow Hyalite Canyon Rd past reservoir, bearing right at the intersection with east fork of Hyalite Creek Rd. Follow all the way to the end and park at the popular Hyalite Creek trailhead.

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More Stats for Hyalite Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,900 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,871 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,805 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,871 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,771 ft
  • Grade
    6.858%
  • Grade max
    -26.837%
  • Grade min
    59.245%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5,223 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,010 ft
  • Avg time
    00:49:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:59:33
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Status:
on Jan 12, 2019
Snow Packed
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      • 27 miles avg distance
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      Sep 21, 2018 @ 1:19pm
      Sep 21, 2018
      Hyalite Creek, Bozeman
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      Jul 29, 2017 @ 5:51pm
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      Hyalite Creek, My City
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      Jul 29, 2017 @ 5:49pm
      Jul 29, 2017
      Hyalite Creek, My City

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