Emerald Lake

Bozeman, Montana

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Located 17 miles southeast of Bozeman, about 4 miles south of Hyalite Reservoir in the Hyalite Peaks high country. Highlights: This is the singletrack stairway to heaven. It has roots, rocks, and water bars but always offers a rideable line. Intermediate riders will enjoy looping through the many switchbacks, all relatively easy to ride, up and down. Plus you get a babbling creek, wildlife, spectacular alpine scenery, and a "gem" of a lake. Tread: Outrageous singletrack.
Mountain Biking Bozeman

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Mountain Biking Bozeman

by Will Harmon (Falcon Guides)

Located 17 miles southeast of Bozeman, about 4 miles south of Hyalite Reservoir in the Hyalite Peaks high country. Highlights: This is the singletrack stairway to heaven. It has roots, rocks, and water bars but always offers a rideable line.

Intermediate riders will enjoy looping through the many switchbacks, all relatively easy to ride, up and down. Plus you get a babbling creek, wildlife, spectacular alpine scenery, and a "gem" of a lake. Tread: Outrageous singletrack.

©  Will Harmon/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Bozeman
Distance: 9
Elevation Gain: 1,800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 7,300 feet
Top Elevation: 9,100 feet
Local Contacts: Gallatin National Forest (406) 587-6763
Local Maps: Gallatin National Forest; USGS Fridley Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Emerald Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

8/6/2008
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Wonderfull day hike to the lake. Although not very steep it is uphill all the way but the fishing for Grayling is worth the trip!!


9/28/2007
0

A great ride. One of the best in the Bozeman area. The decription says it all. If riding in fall or spring be prepared for weather given high elevation.


9/15/2004
0

A fun, sometimes tricky, but always doable climb and a screaming descent. Watch out for downed trees.



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