Winter and summer recreation - available June through March 

A fun day hike is Trail Creek hike located off of I-90 head south and (Exit 316) on the Trail Creek Road for 3 miles, then east on Goose Creek Road for 2 miles to the locked gate. Parking is available at this point. 

On this trailhead are majestic views of the Absaroka Mountains, Yellowstone River and Paradise Valley. 

This hike can be a day hike or multi-day hike. The trail will lead you to a quaint cabin, built in 1924. The cabin is located roughly 5.2 miles from the trailhead. It's a fantastic escape from civilization.

The cabin is equipped with a wood stove, horse corral, propane lantern, but NO drinking water is available. There are 2 bunks that sleeps four people. Water must be brought in and unfortunately one cannot depend on any creek water - most times the creek is dried up.  The cabin is overseen by the Gallatin National Forest that maintains the firewood supply and overall upkeep.

Note: this cabin cannot be accessed by car or truck, only on foot, horseback, off-road vehicle or mountain bike.

For more information about Trail Creek and how to rent this cabin, please visit the website

You can also check out these waterfall hikes in Bozeman.

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