Middle Cottonwood Trailhead

Popular hiking trail providing access to the southwestern portion of the Bridger Foothills National Recreation Trail.

Parking area at end of access road.

At a Glance

Best Season: May - Oct.
Busiest Season: May - Oct.
Closest Towns: Bozeman, MT
Water: No Water Available
Restroom: No Restrooms

General Information


From I-90 and the North 7th Avenue overpass, drive 2 miles north on the Frontage Road to the light at Springhill Road. Turn right and continue 3.4 miles to Toohey Road. There is a sign for Middle Cottonwood Creek. Turn right on Toohey Road and drive 1.7 miles to Walker Road. Turn right on Walker Road. Walker Road turns left at about ¼ mile and becomes Saddle Mountain Road. Stay on this road for about 3.2 miles to the Middle Cottonwood Trailhead.


The trailhead can also be reached from Sypes Canyon Road, turning left on Sumner Cutoff Road and then right on Saddle Mountain Road to the trailhead.  The trailhead is clearly marked; in the summer.

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