Livingston, Montana

Summit Hyalite Peak

15 Miles Total - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Seth Langbauer

Catch your breath 5.5 miles in at Hyalite Lake. For amazing views, push yourself for the next two miles up to Hyalite Peak. The trail follows the river for the majority of the hike and passes a few waterfalls. This hike is 15 miles roundtrip. Duration: Full Day.

Hyalite peak is one of my favorite hikes. Named after the canyon it sits in Hyalite peak as 360 degree views, an offers and escape from the crowds of Hyalite Canyon due to the length of the hike.

This 15 mile hike starts at the upper parking lot of hyalite canyon. The trail follows a river nearly the entire hike. The first 5 miles are all in the trees and fairly shaded, you pass several waterfalls as well, making it hard not to stop every step of the way.

Around mile 5.5 you’ll reach Hyalite Lake, many turn around here, but the last two steep miles are worth the views. Hike along wild flowers until the last mile half mile of steep scree hiking to get to the top.

15 miles in total, a lunch at the top is well deserved. Snacks, for the long hike are important. Being in Montana, rain gear, as well as warm layers are a must, weather changes quickly in the mountains!

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Lake
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

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Gorgeous hike with even better views of the canyon. The weather can change quickly so be prepared. Expect a challenging hike on the ascent toward Hyalite Lake as the trail steepens. Well worth the challenges though.

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