Triple Tree Trail

Bozeman, Montana

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The Triple Tree Trail begins on a grassy ridge, crosses Limestone Creek and winds through a shady woodland. The trail loops through the forest on Montana state land to a hilltop knoll in a wildflower-covered meadow. From the summit are 360-degree views of the Bozeman valley and the Gallatin, Madison, Tobacco Root and Bridger Ranges. Follow the wide grassy path east past the trailhead sign, and cross the rolling slopes. Enter an aspen grove and cross two footbridges over Limestone Creek. Emerge from the forest into the open meadow, and climb the slope to a signed junction at one mile. The left fork continues across the grasslands and crosses several subdivision roads. Take the right fork and follow the buck fence down into the drainage. Cross the bridge over Limestone Creek and another bridge over the wetlands. Ascend the hill into the forest to a trail split at 1.5 miles. Take the right fork, beginning the loop, and head up the west side of the draw into state land. Bear sharply to the right, and climb up the hillside. Follow the ridge up a winding course. At the top is a meadow with fantastic vistas.
Day Hikes around Bozeman, Montana

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Day Hikes around Bozeman, Montana

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)

The Triple Tree Trail begins on a grassy ridge, crosses Limestone Creek and winds through a shady woodland. The trail loops through the forest on Montana state land to a hilltop knoll in a wildflower-covered meadow. From the summit are 360-degree views of the Bozeman valley and the Gallatin, Madison, Tobacco Root and Bridger Ranges.

Follow the wide grassy path east past the trailhead sign, and cross the rolling slopes. Enter an aspen grove and cross two footbridges over Limestone Creek. Emerge from the forest into the open meadow, and climb the slope to a signed junction at one mile. The left fork continues across the grasslands and crosses several subdivision roads. Take the right fork and follow the buck fence down into the drainage. Cross the bridge over Limestone Creek and another bridge over the wetlands. Ascend the hill into the forest to a trail split at 1.5 miles. Take the right fork, beginning the loop, and head up the west side of the draw into state land. Bear sharply to the right, and climb up the hillside. Follow the ridge up a winding course. At the top is a meadow with fantastic vistas.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bozeman
Distance: 4.5
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Best May to October
Local Maps: U.S.G.S. Wheeler Mountain and Mount Ellis
Driving Directions: Directions to Triple Tree Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/17/2006
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If you're looking for a lovely view of million dollar homes all over the place then this is the trail for you. There are multiple warning signs and other scare tactics to discourage dogs (and probably the lower classes). Overall, the walk is kind of depressing. Just needs to have that Indian chief crying (from the 1970's commercials about pollution).



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Apr 2018