South Fork Trail to Pioneer Falls

Bozeman, Montana

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The Spanish Creek Road to the trailhead is a public access road through Ted Turner’s Flying D Ranch. The drive through the ranch has spectacular views. The hiking trail parallels the South Fork of Spanish Creek. Gallatin Peak, Beacon Point and Blaze Mountain are in full view high above the trail. A series of switchbacks along the Falls Creek Trail leads to the 40-foot, full-bodied Pioneer Falls.
Day Hikes around Bozeman, Montana

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Day Hikes around Bozeman, Montana

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)

The Spanish Creek Road to the trailhead is a public access road through Ted Turner’s Flying D Ranch. The drive through the ranch has spectacular views. The hiking trail parallels the South Fork of Spanish Creek.

Gallatin Peak, Beacon Point and Blaze Mountain are in full view high above the trail. A series of switchbacks along the Falls Creek Trail leads to the 40-foot, full-bodied Pioneer Falls.

©  Robert Stone/Day Hike Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bozeman
Distance: 7.5
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: Best May to October
Local Maps: U.S.G.S. Beacon Point and Willow Swamp - Rocky Mountain Surveys Spanish Peaks
Driving Directions: Directions to South Fork Trail to Pioneer Falls

Recent Trail Reviews

5/31/2009
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I had done this hike before multiple times when visitors came in town because of the scenic drive on Turner's property and the buffalo of course, but this time the hike itself was worth it. The falls are definitely best seen in spring and, unlike most Galltin trails in spring, there was no snow creating an impass. I highly reccomend this one for an early hike.



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