Middle Cottonwood Trail 586

Gallatin National Forest, Montana 59719

Elevation Gain507ft
Trailhead Elevation5,466ft
Elevation Min/Max5462/5965ft
Elevation Start/End5466/5466ft

Middle Cottonwood Trail 586

Middle Cottonwood Trail 586 is a hiking and horse trail in Gallatin County, Montana. It is within Gallatin National Forest. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 5,466 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 507 feet. The Middle Cottonwood Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Bridger Mountains Trail 534 and Saddle Mountain Rd (Jeep Trail.

Middle Cottonwood Trail 586 Professional Review and Guide

"Middle Cottonwood Creek is a scenic creek with cascades, small waterfalls and pools. As the canyon narrows, there are colorful rock formations amid lush vegetation. The trail includes several creek crossings."

Middle Cottonwood Trail 586 Reviews

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This was a fine hike! Although it was on a Sunday and there were about 15 cars at the trail head, I doubt that we saw 15 people all afternoon. We almost made it to the junction of the "M" trail before encountering a thunderstorm. Not really being prepared for a hike in the rain, we headed back to the car. We will definately finish this at another time.
Very easy, creek crossing was a piece of cake. Nice views...wish it were a loop, though.

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Trail Information

Gallatin National Forest
Nearby City
Gallatin National Forest
U.S.G.S. Miser Creek and Saddle Peak - U.S.F.S. Gallatin National Forest West Half or East Half
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Jul 2018