Upper Big Timber Falls

Bozeman, Montana

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The Crazy Mountains are an island mountain range surrounded by prairie on all sides, and they are also one of the easternmost ranges in Montana. Upper Big Timber Falls, the only significant trail-accessible waterfall in these mountains, drops through a rugged gorge with scenic views of 10,000-foot peaks behind it. This is a superb destination as a short family day-hike or as a stopover for backpackers heading up to explore Granite Lake, Blue Lake, or other attractions in the Crazies. Big Timber Creek Trail begins on an old roadbed that makes walking easy. Even though it is not yet a designated wilderness area, motorized vehicles and bicycles are not allowed on this trail to preserve the wilderness experience. Big Timber Creek is popular with kayakers in the spring who brave the rapids and cascades when the water level is at its highest.
Hiking Waterfalls in Montana

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Hiking Waterfalls in Montana

by John Kratz (Falcon Guides)

The Crazy Mountains are an island mountain range surrounded by prairie on all sides, and they are also one of the easternmost ranges in Montana. Upper Big Timber Falls, the only significant trail-accessible waterfall in these mountains, drops through a rugged gorge with scenic views of 10,000-foot peaks behind it.

This is a superb destination as a short family day-hike or as a stopover for backpackers heading up to explore Granite Lake, Blue Lake, or other attractions in the Crazies. Big Timber Creek Trail begins on an old roadbed that makes walking easy. Even though it is not yet a designated wilderness area, motorized vehicles and bicycles are not allowed on this trail to preserve the wilderness experience. Big Timber Creek is popular with kayakers in the spring who brave the rapids and cascades when the water level is at its highest.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds, Hiking
Nearby City: Bozeman
Distance: 0.9
Elevation Gain: 235 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 30-60 minutes
Campsites: 12
Season: May-Oct
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Custer Gallatin National Forest, PO Box 130, 10 East Babcock Ave., Bozeman, MT 59771; (406) 587-6701; fs.usda.gov/main/custergallatin
Local Maps: DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer Montana Page 73, E7; USGS Quad Amelong Creek
Facilities: Half Moon Campground is located just beyond the trailhead at the end of Big Timber Canyon Road. It has twelve spacious sites for a fee.
Driving Directions: Directions to Upper Big Timber Falls

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