Spectacular panoramic vistas within a short 15 minute drive from the heart of Downtown Bozeman, is one of the top reasons why Triple Tree Trail is amongst Bozeman’s all-time favorite hikes.
To get to the trailhead from Main Street in Downtown Bozeman, just head south on Church until it turns into Sourdough Road. Keep heading south until you see the trailhead to your left, right after the turn for Triple Tree Road. Trail conditions are highly weather dependent. Prepare for heavy mud or snow on the trail after precipitation hits the valley.
Though the trail is highly trafficked throughout the year, be aware that wildlife encounters with black bears are not uncommon. Mountain Lions are know to roam around the area from time to time as well. In other words, it is a good idea to always bring bear spray with you when venturing on this trail.
The hike to get to the top of Triple Tree Trail is an easy 5 mile out and back hike. However, one can easily cut 2 miles from the hike by turning on Triple Tree Road just before the main trailhead, driving for half a mile and turning right on Limestone Meadows, and parking at the second trailhead.
Triple Tree Trail boasts some of the most beautiful views of the Bridgers, the Spanish Peaks, and the Tobacco Roots, making it an excellent choice for mountain bikers, trail runners, and hikers alike. Needless to say, this hike is one of the best ways to experience beautiful mountain sunsets in Bozeman.