Gallatin Riverside Trail

Bozeman, Montana 59718

Gallatin Riverside Trail

Gallatin Riverside Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Gallatin Riverside Trail parallels the eastern bank of the river. The forested trail hugs the rocky cliffs past moss-covered rocks and small streams feeding the river. Kayakers and rafters are often seen working their way downstream. This trail may be hiked one way by parking a shuttle car south of the Highway 191 bridge crossing the Gallatin River, just beyond the Lava Lake trailhead parking area.

The trailhead is on the south side of the road. Cross the wooden bridge over Squaw Creek. The path leads uphill 0.2 miles through the dense evergreen forest to a signed trail junction. Take the right fork, continuing on the Gallatin Riverside Trail. The trail zigzags through the forest to a grassy bench on the valley floor. A short distance ahead is a walk-through gate. From here, the trail leads to the river’s edge. The trail follows the river bank along the edge of the rocky cliffs."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Best May to October
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Jul 2018