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Pretty Falls, bumpy road!

Watch out for the drop off as you cross Hyalite Dam, felt like we fell a foot as we drove over it... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
SF area
Short Hike, Great Reward

Hyalite Canyon holds gorgeous views around every turn of the road heading up to several camping... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Bozeman, Montana
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Watch out for the drop off as you cross Hyalite Dam, felt like we fell a foot as we drove over it, cross to the other lane if you can! Pretty rough road to Palisade Falls but pretty scenery on the way and the falls...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sidewalkerj
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Hyalite Canyon holds gorgeous views around every turn of the road heading up to several camping areas and short hikes. The trail leading to Palisade Falls holds treats for flora and fauna lovers alike. Watch for picas and marmots in the scree areas, lingering robins...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank GusMom99
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Palisade Falls in Hylite Canyon is part of the Hylite challenge trail system that makes it accessible for folks with disabilities. The falls is best in the early to mid summer and turns into a trickle by fall. The falls is also a great Ice...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank from4corners
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Just FYI don't use google maps..just keep driving until you get to the Lake, then drive around it to the trailhead. Bathroom there. Nice paved pathway for the .5 mile hike. Falls & Forest are beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RSuda
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Located south of Bozeman, Montana in the Gallatin National Forest - about a 30-40 minute drive from the city. The drive itself is scenic, up a canyon/valley with a river and lake along the way. From the parking lot (which had plenty if spaces) you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Doc_Cody
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Normally, I avoid paved nature walks, but I am glad I made an exception for Palisade Falls. The walk is easy, although all uphill (and then down, of course), completely paved and handicap accessible, and can be enjoyed by families with strollers and people with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Deborah1150
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

First, this is a Really wonderful waterfall. Not only is the waterfall lovely, but also the rock strata around it is neat and the hike is lovely. The hike is only .7 of a mile and it is all paved! It is pretty much all...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Fran4747
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Quite the hike for a novis! .7 mile switchback blacktop trail to the waterfall, but well worth it! Beautifu and serene. Glad we did it..

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MeeMom4
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Seeking outdoor time on a hot day we chose Hyalite Canyon off Cottonwood Road south of Bozeman The road gets more primitive and gravel as you approach the Palisades Falls. There is adequate parking near the falls walkway. This is a gradual uphill climb not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MaryEli666
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

It took about 40 minutes to drive to trailhead from downtown. Beautiful scenery. Once we were to the trailhead there was about a mile hike to the waterfall. It had some moderate inclines. At the waterfall you can climb right up to it- it is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank kbab1988
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Eryca S
5 July 2018|
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Response from Mukgo | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is camping near by get there really early to get a site it is very very busy
9 March 2018|
Response from 877caseyf | Reviewed this property |
I cannot say for sure, but my GUT tells me no. There's been a LOT of snow this winter & when we went LAST FALL it was a muddy, snowy mess...I have no idea for sure, but I am not sure they plow those roads up past the... More