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Palisade Falls

Address: Hyalite Canyon, Bozeman, MT
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Bozeman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Martinez, California, United States
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125 reviews 125 reviews
51 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

NOT easy going during winter. About 4 mile round trip walk from nearest parking. Snow shoes are a good idea, but not likely mandatory on the packed snow and icy trail. Driving there is not trivial. 4wd highly recommended even though Hyalite canyon is plowed and relatively heavily traveled for a dead-end recreation road. We drove our Mazda2 rental to... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We took our granddaughter on this scenic, short, paved trail back to Palisade Falls. Very nice scenery and she loved the falls at the end. Would recommend for a quick and easy hike.

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montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very fun little walk not hard at all. The path is even paved for handicap access. When we have folks in town, its always a great little walk just to get out of the house.

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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

You just have to see it. Awesome. Easy enough for everyone to get there. The paved trail made it possible for my 87 year old mom to "take a hike up" and you could push a wheel chair, but it is a bit steep for pushing a heavier person. Just an amazing Falls any time of the year ! I... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
83 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The fall is situated in the Gallatin National Forest; an asphalted path leads us to it. The set is majestic and magnificent photos to set are possible for it

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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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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
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11 helpful votes 11 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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