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Palisade Falls

Hyalite Canyon, Bozeman, MT
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Bozeman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
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Portland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Palisade Falls is a nice, paved walk from the Hyalite Canyon up a gentle incline of switchbacks to an amazing waterfall and beautiful natural rock sculptures. The drive is an easy and pretty destination from downtown Bozeman or MSU. Worth a couple of hours to get out and explore a bit of the surrounding area.

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Uniontown, Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We loved hiking/walking to and relaxing by these falls. This is an easy walk up to the falls - the trail is paved the entire way, but it does climb a bit which will get your heart pumping a little. This is a popular trail, but there were only a few other people in the parking lot when we arrived... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Easy hiking trail (Mainly paved). Close to Bozeman, MT. Beautiful spot and a must see! Surrounded by other great outdoor sites.

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Bethlehem, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Just outside of Bozeman is the beautiful Hyalite Reservoir ---- and about another 5 miles on a dirt road is this beautiful falls . From the parking lot it is 1.25 miles , slightly uphill, to the falls -- on a paved path . At the top it becomes quite steep --- but by then you can hear the falls... More

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Tampa, FL
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Fairly easy and relatively short paved walk. Scenery is awesome and the people you encounter are friendly. The road up is unpaved for the last mile or two, but that's really the most challenging part of the trip. If you take dogs like we did, be prepared to pack out any poop bags because garbage cans are not available in... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is so accessible, one can walk up to the waterfall pushing strollers and wheelchairs. At the end there is a wonderful view of Pallisades Falls. There are rocks for the kids to clamber over, and you can get quite close to the Falls doing that. The drive up is beautiful too! No downside to this one.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I arrived in Bozeman around noon on Sunday and didn't have time to go to Yellowstone before my business meeting started on Monday morning, but I wanted to experience some Montana nature and decided to visit the Falls based on Trip Advisor recommendations. I didn't realize that the drive from downtown Bozeman would include 10 minutes of gravel road, but... More

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Cheshire, OR
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Easy hike for those who are walking challenged. Gentle slope uphill to the falls, on a paved path. .6 miles each way. It would have been helpful in my case to have had a couple of benches along the walk to stop and rest... but other than that it was good. Beautiful falls, awesome rock formations.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice short hike, only 1 mile of easy hiking from parking lot via a paved trail. Young ones will enjoy.

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Smithfied, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Worth the drive, which is not long, to reach this beautiful falls. Pathway is paved and very easy to walk even though it was a little steep. We went early in the morning and we were the only ones on the path. Very peaceful.

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