Emerald Lake

Bozeman, Montana 59719

Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Emerald Lake Reviews

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8/6/2008
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!!
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9/28/2007
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.
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9/15/2004
A fun, sometimes tricky, but always doable climb and a screaming descent. Watch out for downed trees.
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Trail Information

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

Activity Feed

Jul 2018