Story Mill Spur

Bozeman, Montana 59719

Elevation Gain3ft
Trailhead Elevation4,738ft
Elevation Min/Max4736/4738ft
Elevation Start/End4738/4738ft

Story Mill Spur

Story Mill Spur is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Bozeman, Montana. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 4,738 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 3 feet.

Story Mill Spur Professional Reviews and Guides

"Back in 1883, Story Mill was the largest flour mill in Montana. It was also the first business in Bozeman serviced by the railroad. Railroad tracks, known as the Story Mill Spur, lead 4,400 feet to the historic mill. The Story Mill Spur Trail is an interpretive trail along the railroad right-of-way.

After nine years of dedicated work by the Gallatin Valley Land Trust, this historic trail has become a reality. The trail crosses Rocky Creek, where benches have been placed in the shade of the cottonwood trees. The hike passes the Bozeman Livestock stockyards and the historic Story Mill to Bridger Canyon Drive."

"Located in the grassy foothills on the northeast edge of Bozeman. Highlights: Best long hillclimb close to town; good early and late-season ride; views of Gallatin Valley and surrounding mountains. Tread: 0.7 mile on paved road; 3.1 miles on gravel road; 0.4 mile on bumpy doubletrack."

Story Mill Spur Reviews

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This is a nice year around area. The land is private and owned by Barnhart Construction. They have trails marked and ask that everyone stay on the trails. This is a popular area for dog walkers, joggers and bikers. It is very close to town. It was open for horse riding but the last time I was up there the access gates were locked and I don't know why.. This is a very rare occurrence anymore, in Bozeman, that people will open their land for public use so please treat it with respect so we don't lose the privlege.

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USGS Bozeman, Kelly Creek
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