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greater yellowstone hikers club

this is a group for people who hike in the greater yellowstone ecosystem. share your favorite hikes, hidden spots, and cool areas here! join up for a hike, anywhere in the 20 million contiguous acres we enjoy!

Location: bozeman, montana
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Latest Activity: Jan 18, 2016

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Comment by Jason Kemple on January 31, 2009 at 11:02pm
i think i'm going to print all these responses out and bring them with me :-)
Comment by mike on January 31, 2009 at 5:52pm
hey scott, i don't think many are within walking distance that aren't completely over run by tourists, but some quieter and cool areas are ojo caliente hot springs. tourists almost never visit this hot spring, which is a very comfy temperature. you will befriend people with cars i'm sure. check out dununda falls in the southwest entrance. i don't think most people even know there is a southwest entrance to the park. dununda is a hot water fall. when i say hot i mean lukewarm but you get the drift. you can, of course go for hikes near old faithful which is obviously walking distance. i like the openness of the mary mountain trail, although some people get bored by it. there are a lot of bears and bison on that trail. i believe there is a cool waterfall within walking distance of old faithful. fairy falls? i think that might be it. if i can think of anymore i will let you know. also check out lion's head outside of the park near west yellowstone, and hilgaard basin in the southern madisons. and the gravelly range road has the highest cave in montana, and MANY arrowheads, from the shoshone laying around, as well as fossils.

i know these places aren't within walking distance, but your walk to trails heads will be longer than the trails themselves in most cases. what i did around lake when i didn't want to drive, was to find a high point somewhere on the horizon and walk to it whatever way i could. it usually satisfied my desire for adventure!

anyways i hope i helped! i cant wait for summer!!!!!!!!
Comment by akscootr on January 30, 2009 at 10:09pm
How about hikes close to Old Faithful... preferably within walking distance? I won't be bringing a car this year...
Comment by Timothy C. Wolff on January 18, 2009 at 10:23pm
Thanks. I'll have to check it out. That is a great hiking area.
Comment by mike on January 13, 2009 at 10:27pm
yea, i would suggest checking out buck canyon just below cinnamon mountain for some giant calcite crystals. no one is ever in buck canyon. you can access it through a small unmarked road on the west side of gallatin canyon road, just south of the red cliff campground. (the first right after the campground). golden calcites are fairly rare in the world, with a lot coming from china. they are just falling off of the cliffsides.

and yes paintbrush canyon is one of my favorites too. i like doing the loop from jenny lake trailhead--> lake solitude --> paintbrush divide --> paintbrush canyon. one of the most scenic hikes there is.
Comment by Timothy C. Wolff on January 13, 2009 at 8:47pm
Cinnamon Mountain, south of Bozeman in the Gallatin's is a nice "chill" hike, and I completely agree with Sacajawea Peak in the Bridgers, and anything in the Tetons is great especially; Cascade and Paintbrush Canyon(my personal favorites).
Comment by mike on January 12, 2009 at 7:44pm
it's about time to talk about hiking!

i will start with my favorites:

-black mountain, up pine creek lake in paradise valley just south of livingston, montana

-grand teton

-electric peak in yellowstone, just west of gardiner, montana

-Sacajawea peak in the bridgers north of bozeman for a quick easy badass hike (bring a dog or three)

-granite peak in the beartooth plateau just north of cooke city, montana

-wind and ice caves in the jedediah wilderness up darby canyon, in between driggs and victor, idaho. (bring extra batteries)

-fortress mountain in the fall (wanna see some BIG bears?) just west of cody, wyoming

-devil's backbone (gallatin divide) just south of bozeman, montana (view the northern ecosystem along this trail)

there are way too many to list! maybe some others can help.
 

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