"The Gneiss Creek Trail is a 14-mile trail thorough the Madison Valley connecting the Madison Canyon with the Gallatin to the north. This hike follows the first portion of the trail from the southern trailhead at the Madison River. The trail eventually connects to the northern trailhead.
A few basic necessities will make your hike more enjoyable.
Bring drinking water, snacks, hats, sunscreen, appropriate outer wear, and additional maps. Hike in supportive, comfortable shoes and wear layered clothing. Be prepared for inclement or variable weather caused by the high elevations, which range from 5,300 to 11,350 feet. Avoid surprising bison, moose, and bears by wearing a bear bell and hiking with a friend or group."