Hikes around Bozeman
We Share Our Favorite Spots
From steep inclines that test your endurance to leisurely strolls through
the pines, there is a multitude of hikes to be found in and around Bozeman.
While you can always find some more off the beaten trail, the following
are some of the most popular hikes in town (and our personal favorites).
If you’ve ever driven through Bozeman, you’ve most certainly
seen the “M.” Made of large white stone, the M is an emblem
that has been formed on Bridger Canyon and has become an icon for the
town. When it comes to reaching the M, there are two different trails
you can take. One is a more leisurely hike, great for afternoon walks
or families, while the second is much steeper and more of a physical challenge.
Whichever way you take up, your reward for reaching the top is a spanning
overview of our cozy town. Just ten minutes from Main, the M has become
a popular hike for many Bozeman locals.
Sourdough Trail is another well-trekked trail near Bozeman. A little further
out, hiking Sourdough feels a bit more like a mini-adventure than some
of the more central trails in town. The landscape is saturated with pines,
making it prime terrain to support wildlife like elk, bears, and mountain
lions. The terrain is rated moderate and is perfect for runners, skiers,
and bikers looking for a place to get out and get going. Stretching nearly
13 miles from north to south, this trail offers a large glimpse at Montana’s
Sypes Canyon Trail
Sypes Canyon is another Bozeman trail on the outskirt of town. Just a 20-minute
drive from Main Street, it sits at the southern end of the Bridger Range.
The steeper trail winds for four miles through a shaded forest, staying
close to a creek-fed canyon. It offers incredible views of the city along
with the Madison, Gallatin, and Tobacco Root mountain ranges.