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Bozeman Group Hike

  • Lava Lake Trailhead 501-901 Cascade Creek Road Gallatin Gateway, MT, 59730 United States (map)

After hearing Sydney share her story at the Bozeman REI on August 14th, join us for a hike! 

For this stop on the Hiking My Feelings Tour, we're partnering with Outsiety- a Montana-based organization with a mission to get more women outdoors. Whether you've been on the hiking path regularly or want to get your 'hiking groove' back (or started), this is a hike for you! It is fine by us if our hiking pace differs, let's get out and enjoy the day! This hike is co-ed - the more the merrier!

Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and dress for the weather. 

Before you arrive, please fill out the waiver.

6 miles (hike listed is 2.9 point-to-point, we will return to the trailhead we start at)
1,636 ft elevation gain
Rated as Moderate on the Hiking Project, please review the information at the link to gauge how comfortable you are with this route.

ABOUT THE HIKE (from the Hiking Project App)
This is a popular trail, but for good reason. It is a good solid workout with a wonderful, calm lake at the end to sit, relax, and appreciate the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem of the Gallatin Valley. 

The trail tread is wide at many points allowing hikers to move at their own pace without being held up, or holding others up. The trail is popular with all ages and types of people from trail runners to meanderers, to hunters, and even the occasional skier in winter. 

Starting from the trailhead along the Gallatin River make your way into dense coniferous forest on wide tread. The elevation gain for the first 3/4 of the length of the hike is mellow but a good workout. Savor the micro scenery along the way. The last 1/4 of the hike is along switchbacks, but they are worth the workout. Reach the top and find yourself treated to the expansive Lava Lake nestled in among its mountainous surroundings. 

At the lake continue off-trail along the left-hand side to find some solitude or just rest at the foot of the lake with the other hikers who are undoubtedly out enjoying this fine place alongside you.

We're excited to share products from Hammer Nutrition with you!

After we hike, let's grab coffee/juice/lunch! Depending on who sticks around, we will pick a place and I will post an update with the location in the Facebook group in the morning.

If you have questions, let us know! Email

Earlier Event: August 14
Bozeman, MT - REI
Later Event: August 27
Lawrence, KS - University of Kansas