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Palisade Falls

Hyalite Canyon, Bozeman, MT
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Beautiful Falls

This is a great easy hike to beautiful falls! Hike is shaded with forest all around and nice... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Refreshing natural pine scent!

We enjoyed this .7 mile hike o.w. each step of the way to the falls and back to our vehicle as the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“easy hike” (29 reviews)
“paved trail” (22 reviews)
“short hike” (23 reviews)
Hyalite Canyon, Bozeman, MT
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great easy hike to beautiful falls! Hike is shaded with forest all around and nice paved path.

Thank janetbA6945UX
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this .7 mile hike o.w. each step of the way to the falls and back to our vehicle as the entire forest has a very refreshing wonderful scent of pine in the atmosphere! Even as we started our drive on Hyalite Canyon and...More

Thank Elsa C. L
Reviewed 1 week ago

These falls are so high rated because of how short the hike is to get there. Having that said, weekends at this area are relatively overpopulated which makes the hike "less natural." I like to hike or take strolls in the wilderness, this did not...More

Thank cstruyk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This spectacular waterfall is only 0.7 miles from the parking lot. The trail is paved, but I would still advise hiking shoes. The only other things you'll need are a camera and a water bottle. It's uphill going in, downhill coming out.

Thank herestoadventures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy access & an enjoyable & suitable short hike for most. Worth the drive up the stunningly beautiful Hyalite canyon.

Thank BnA_MT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well traveled paved trail up to a very scenic waterfall. Short, but good enough to make the kids think they worked hard for it! The grade is reasonable throughout till you reach the waterfall viewing area. The fall itself tumbles lightly over...More

1  Thank Leaf_in_Boz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This canyon walk is worth the shady, not-too-steep climb, and offers views of the valley as well as close-up access to the waterfall. There are picnic tables.

Thank onwegoCT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been several times, I'm various seasons the short, paved hike is great for all ages & abilities.

Thank MrsJonnaC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit, but the hike is strenuous and long. There are no "clean" bathrooms within many miles, so be prepared. It was rainy and cold while we were there, but the trees on the hike up blocked most of the...More

1  Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I took a drive to Hyalite Canyon and Resevoir in Bozeman. It was a nice drive there. GPS messed up directions but keep driving on Hyalite Canyon Road and you will find an area that will provide a map view of the area. There are...More

2  Thank adventureseeker2016
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Kerry F
30 December 2014|
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Response from Deb S | Reviewed this property |
They are now keeping the road open all the way to Grotto falls parking, however, they can be slow at getting to the plowing as we found out on Thanksgiving, when it was warming up and just too slippery to be safe with... More
Kerry F
30 December 2014|
Response from Deb S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can drive up there in the winter, but you might have to snowshoe or X-C Ski into the falls from the road that is plowed.