Hyalite Lake Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A day hike or overnighter past cascading waterfalls, 11 of them no less, to the gorgeous subalpine Hyalite Basin. While walking 5.5 miles south and 1,800 feet up on the well-maintained Trail 427, you pass eleven waterfalls cascading in a stair-step fashion out of a red-rocked mountain bowl. Although none is a large waterfall, each has its own unique character, as their names suggest: Grotto, Arch, Twin, Silken Skein, Champagne, Chasm, Shower, Devil’s Slide, Apex, S’il Vous Plait, and Alpine.
Each waterfall lures you onward to see the next cascade.Time on Trail 427 seems to pass quickly, and before you know it, you’re climbing out of the timber about 5 miles later into the wide bowl that holds Hyalite Lake. The Hyalite Lake Trail is justly popular with people in the Bozeman area, but most
usage occurs at the lower end by day hikers who come for a short walk to see a couple of waterfalls."