BSCO public trails

Lone Peak Trail
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Difficulty

moderate

Distance

6 miles round trip

Year Round Access:
1/2 mile section from Town Center to Meadow Village is plowed in the winter time. The remainder is not maintained for winter use.

Uses: Hike, bike.

Parking: No parking lot or trailhead, acess via adjacent neighborhoods or Big Sky Town Center.

Dogs: leash dogs (trail is adjacent to a busy highway).

Paved trail that runs along Lone Mountain Trail (Hwy 64) from Town Center to Big Sky Conoco. Popular with bikers and runners. Extend your route by continuing on to the Gallatin Canyon Trail.

Lone Peak Trail connects Big Sky’s Meadow Village to Gallatin Canyon. This 8-foot wide asphalt trail follows the south side of Lone Mountain Trail, also known as Highway 64, for 3 miles from Town Center to the intersection of Lone Mountain Trail and Highway 191 in the canyon. From there, walkers, runners and bicyclists can join the Gallatin Canyon Trail for an additional 2.5 miles of asphalt trail that continues south to Ophir School.

Don’t let the paved surface or distance deter you from trying this trail out. Coming from Town Center, you coast downhill around large curves, through a forested area, and over the South Fork of the West Fork of the Gallatin River. The gurgling river provides a pleasant background as you enjoy the scenery during the lower third of the trail.

You may even get the chance to view the resident bighorn sheep herd that frequents the north side of Lone Mountain Trail near the pedestrian bridge over the South Fork of the West Fork of the Gallatin River. Just make sure to save some energy for the 3-mile walk, run or bike back to Town Center— and enjoy the view of Lone Peak as you make the trek back.

Trailforks:

Directions: You can start at either end of the trail. From Town Center: Catch the trail on the south side of Lone Mountain Trail near its intersection with Ousel Falls Road. From Gallatin Canyon: Park at the Big Sky Conoco located at the Intersection of Lone Mountain Trail and Highway 191 and head west.

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More Trails:

Black Diamond

Crail Ranch

Gallatin Canyon

Hummocks

Kircher

Little Willow Way

Lone Peak

Mud Creek Trail

Ousel Falls

Ralph's Pass

South Fork Loop

Uplands

BSCO Public Trails

BSCO manages 23+ miles of trails that are all multi-use and multi-directional.

Multi-Seasonal Use

The majority of BSCO trails are open year-round, barring any temporary seasonal hazard closures.

= Groomed or plowed during the winter. Note: Ungroomed / plowed trails are still open & get packed down by use.

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