Hell Roaring Creek Trail

Bozeman, Montana

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The Hell Roaring Creek Trail, in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness, parallels Hell Roaring Creek past a continuous display of rushing, tumbling whitewater with small waterfalls, cascades and pools. The trail climbs a ridge, then crosses Hell Roaring Creek one mile from the trailhead. The Hell Roaring Creek Trail accesses a network of other trails in the Spanish Peaks. From the north end of the parking area, the trail heads southwest, entering the forest. A series of switchbacks lead 0.6 miles to a ridge. On the way up is a junction. At the junction take the hairpin switchback curving left. Once over the ridge, the trail gradually descends to Hell Roaring Creek. Cross the log bridge over the creek and head to the left up canyon.
Day Hikes around Bozeman, Montana

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Day Hikes around Bozeman, Montana

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)

The Hell Roaring Creek Trail, in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness, parallels Hell Roaring Creek past a continuous display of rushing, tumbling whitewater with small waterfalls, cascades and pools. The trail climbs a ridge, then crosses Hell Roaring Creek one mile from the trailhead. The Hell Roaring Creek Trail accesses a network of other trails in the Spanish Peaks.

From the north end of the parking area, the trail heads southwest, entering the forest. A series of switchbacks lead 0.6 miles to a ridge. On the way up is a junction. At the junction take the hairpin switchback curving left. Once over the ridge, the trail gradually descends to Hell Roaring Creek. Cross the log bridge over the creek and head to the left up canyon.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bozeman
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Best May to October
Local Maps: U.S.G.S. Garnet Mountain and Beacon Point - U.S.F.S. Lee Metcalf Wilderness - Rocky Mountain Surveys Spanish Peaks
Driving Directions: Directions to Hell Roaring Creek Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/17/2006
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This trail is a fairly easy trail from the trailhead down to the Yellowstone river, from the YNP side. From there it climbs uphill to the National Forest Boundary. It wasn't real popular when we rode it which was nice. It isn't a trail I would put at the top of my most wanted to do trails but if you want to be away from the crowd it is a nice hike. I do not remember if after leaving the Yellowstone River there is much water available.



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