South Cottonwood Trail

Area Status: Open

A great hiking, mountain biking and trail running well maintained trail that follows South Cottonwood Creek through dense forest and meadows. The trail can connect to Hyalite Canyon via History Rock Trail or Mt. Blackmore Trail offering multiple distances.

At a Glance

Open Season: Year Long - may be slippery and icy in winter
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: May - Oct.
Busiest Season: May - Oct.
Closest Towns: Bozeman, MT
Water: No Water Available
Restroom: No Restrooms

General Information


From Bozeman drive west on Main Street as it turns into Huffine Road, continue west of town, turning left on Cottonwood Road.

Continue on Cottonwood Road approximately 7 miles, then turn left on Cottonwood Canyon Road, traveling approximately 2 miles before reaching the trailhead.

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