5 miles
2,367 ft
-467 ft
Avg time
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Hyalite Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Gallatin Range
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

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.

Local Trail Association
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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5,223 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,010 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 21, 2018
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Hyalite Creek Trail Reports


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Sep 21, 2018 @ 1:19pm
Sep 21, 2018
Hyalite Creek, Bozeman
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Jul 29, 2017 @ 5:51pm
Jul 29, 2017
Hyalite Creek, My City
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Jul 29, 2017 @ 5:49pm
Jul 29, 2017
Hyalite Creek, My City

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