College M Trailhead and Picnic Area

Area Status: Open
College M Trail in Fall Colors looking up at

A popular 1.5 miles hiking trail to the iconic white M on the south side of the Bridgers.  Trail accesses the M trail and southern end of the Bridger Foothills National Recreation Trail. 

Picnic Tables, Vault Toilet are available at site.  No drinking water. 

At a Glance

Open Season: Year Long - slippery and icy in winter
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: April - November
Busiest Season: April - November
Closest Towns: Bozeman, MT
Water: No Water Available
Restroom: Vault Toilet

General Information


From Bozeman follow Oak Street East to Rouse Avenue turn left/ north on Rouse Avenue and continue as Rouse becomes Bridger Canyon Road.  Continue about 3 miles on Hwy 86/Bridger Canyon Road and turn left into the signed trailhead parking lot on the left.

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