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Triple Tree Trail

Big Sky + Gallatin River Valley, Montana

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  • The view from the trailhead.- Triple Tree Trail
  • An aspen grove around Limestone Creek.- Triple Tree Trail
  • The forested Triple Tree Trail. There are more than three trees here.- Triple Tree Trail
  • A switchback up to the meadow.- Triple Tree Trail
  • Find arrowleaf balsamroot, white geraniums, and larkspur here.- Triple Tree Trail
  • Catch a nice view of the Bridgers to the north.- Triple Tree Trail
  • A great spot to overlook Gallatin Valley.- Triple Tree Trail
  • A flower and sagebrush-covered meadow with views of Lower Mount Ellis and Chestnut Mountain in the distance.- Triple Tree Trail
  • A speed reminder for mountain bikers.- Triple Tree Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great valley views. Spring wildflowers. Close to town.
Cons: 
Parking can be crowded.
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Region:
Big Sky + Gallatin River Valley, MT
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Net Elevation Gain: 
800.00 ft (243.84 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Biking
Total Distance: 
4.50 mi (7.24 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
5,173.00 ft (1,576.73 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Triple Tree Trail is a local favorite with great views of Gallatin Valley and surrounding mountain ranges. The trail is well traveled year round by runners, hikers, mountain bikers, and skiers.

The trail kicks off with an easy uphill stretch through an open grassy slope. Briefly dip into an aspen grove and cross Limestone Creek. The trail winds up and down again before coming to a looped section in the forest. You can travel in either direction from the fork to reach a flower-covered meadow. There, soak in the valley views on the bench. On a clear day, the Bridgers, Tobacco Roots, and nearby Gallatin Peaks are visible.

Spring is an especially wonderful time to hit this trail. Find abundant flowers like arrowleaf balsamroot, white geraniums, and larkspur on sunny open patches along the trail.

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