BSCO public trailsHummocks Trail
Currently sponsored by: Cornerstone Management Services
3 miles round trip
Year Round Access:
Trail is ungroomed and can be icy in the winter. Snowshoes or traction gear recommended.
Uses: Hike, bike, snowshoe.
Parking: Parking lot off Aspen Leaf Drive.
Dogs: leash dogs or keep dogs under voice and sight command.
Amenities: benches and picnic tables.
A fun rolling trail that traverses the area’s bumpy topographic features or “hummocks” which were created by ancient, ice-age landslides. The trail has three loops, making it easy for users to extend or shorten their hike or bike ride.
The Hummocks Trail is named for its rolling topography that creates a playful balance of ups and downs for an entertaining user experience. A hummock is a small knob or mound originally used to describe the bumpy topography found at the end of ancient glacial landslide debris. The hummocks on this 3-mile loop are shaded by forest canopy as the trail traverses aspen groves and two small wetlands.
Hummocks is a moderately difficult dirt-surfaced trail that accommodates runners, hikers and bikers. It’s known for three lollipop loops that allow users to customize the length of their workout. Those looking for more of a challenge can tack on another 2.2 miles of dirt exploration by continuing onto the Uplands Trail, which takes off from the same trailhead.
Located less than a mile from Town Center, Hummocks will quickly become a favorite trail due to its flexibility in distance and difficulty. Novice and experts appreciate the combination of topography and scenery. Don’t let its nearness to town fool you though—moose, elk and bear sightings are frequently reported, so be bear aware when recreating on the Hummocks Trail.
Directions: From Big Sky Town Center, head east on Aspen Leaf Drive for 3/4 of a mile, crossing a bridge over the river and continuing up the road until you see the parking area on the east side of the road.