Swan Creek

Gallatin National Forest, Montana

Distance1.6mi
Elevation Gain638ft
Trailhead Elevation5,895ft
Top6,246ft
Elevation Min/Max5895/6246ft
Elevation Start/End5895/5895ft

Swan Creek

Swan Creek is a hiking trail in Big Sky, Montana. It is within Gallatin National Forest. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 5,895 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 638 feet. This trail connects with the following: Fs 163 and Fs 186.

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8/21/2005
The scenery was beautiful, but the trail was not that challenging. It was fairly flat. In all fariness, we only did about the first 3 miles or so. Unfortunately, we had to get back. There is a meadow in the valley about 1 mile in which is gorgeous. If you have fly fishing gear, bring it in. There were a ton of fish in the creek running through the meadow. If you are looking to climb, there are some nice rock formations along the path as well. They are pretty small, but it would add some challenge to the hike. The creek running along the path for the first 1 mile is really picturesque. Bring your camera as there are a few nice shots to get. If you have kids, this would be a great one for them as it would not be too difficult and has lots of rocks and water to see and play with.
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Trail Information

Gallatin National Forest
Nearby City
Gallatin National Forest
Parks
Gallatin National Forest (406) 587-6768
Local Contacts
Gallatin National Forest; USGS Mount Blackmore, Garnet Mountain
Local Maps

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Dec 2018