Ousel Falls Trail
Ousel Falls Trail
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  • Thomas J
    Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for a short hike & beautiful scenery
    If you are in Big Sky and looking to take a walk with nature, Ousel Falls trail couldn't be more convenient. It is well marked and not overly challenging. We saw many families with small children and older couples. Dogs are welcome too! Be warned, there is a bit of elevation change in both directions, but most people should not have an issue. We didn't do a picnic, but it would be a great place. It is probably about 1 mile each way, so it's a great way to squeeze into an open afternoon.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 4, 2023
  • BillOsborn13
    Frisco, Texas46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quintessential Sky Resort and a “River Runs Through It”
    Went to Big Sky for a wedding and stayed in the Rustic Rainbow on the Gallatin River. The location was perfect with panoramic views of Lone Star and other mountains. Skiing venue in the winter and rainbow trout in the summer. Just a short drive to West Yellowstone to the south and Bozeman to the north though the picturesque Gallatin River canyon
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 7, 2023
  • luv4phood
    Marietta, Georgia827 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    View the frozen falls in winter
    We had a little bit of time before our flight out of Bozeman so we stopped at this highly rated trail. And, now we know why it is so highly rated. This is a lovely trail, especially in the winter. It can be a bit slick after a snowfall, so take care.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 2, 2024
  • JW041
    Evansville, Indiana381 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful
    This was truly an awesome walk / hike. Not hard. Not long. Very peaceful and beautiful. Vault toilets in the parking lot. Trailhead very close to Big Sky town center. Not overly crowded when we went around 9am on a Thursday.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 11, 2024
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fewarechosen
Nashville, TN69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Nice, well-maintained trail, bridges and picnic areas. Several people were pushing strollers although some areas were a little steep. We had no problems with our small dog and older parents. Several benches along the way to stop and rest. My 75 year old mother/couch potato who has had a knee replacement did fine walking slow and taking breaks when needed. Plenty of parking and a restroom at the trailhead. Limited cell service along the trail, obviously. The falls were beautiful. Nice views of scenery over the entire trail.
Written June 16, 2022
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radx4
Ellicott City, MD2,197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
The Ousel Falls Trail is a short 1.8 mile mostly paved hike on the outskirts of Big Sky Village in Montana. The hike is pretty and features a path that meanders along a stream ending at the Ousel Falls. Having seen some large waterfalls prior to this hike, the falls themselves were a little underwhelming. But the hike was still enjoyable and worth doing. It is easily accessible and can be done by people of virtually any ability level. Its location near Big Sky makes it very accessible and easy to get to.

On the whole, I recommend hiking out to Ousel Falls for anyone who just enjoys going on peaceful walks or just being outside. There are some picnic benches available for those who want to enjoy a meal out in nature.
Written July 25, 2021
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Vivian W
Chapel Hill, NC13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Even with two bad knees I was able to do this trail. Waterfall is pretty, not worth extra walk to the very top, enjoy the falls from the bottom. Trail is very well maintained, as my husband says, “it’s like a paved hiking trail”, plus there are several benches along the way to help you as you traverse the inclines.
Written June 5, 2021
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Allthewiser
Port Jefferson, NY60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This trail is pretty easy to complete and you can complete it in less than an hour. It's up-and-back. The rushing water and views are beautiful. This trail is quite busy with people, so if you are looking for a more secluded trail, this isn't it.
Written August 13, 2020
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Hoben01
Long Beach, CA3,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
It’s an easy hike from the town to the waterfall took it to chew up some time since I had a day to spend in the town during the shoulder season. The hike is on a dirt path even though I saw one hiker with bear spray I doubt it was necessary saw a mixture of locals and tourist doing the walk. Might be best to get a bottle of water in town before doing the hike since I did it in the morning I was not sweating.
Written May 16, 2021
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Jomo9074
Warner, OK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Our family of 12 which included a two-year-old took this hike one morning and truly enjoyed it. The walk was entertaining and the falls were outstanding. If we would’ve had time we would’ve gone in the afternoon just to enjoy it all again.
Written August 5, 2020
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Cgtraveler46
Seattle, WA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
There’s a parking area which was busy but there was room for us. Pretty falls, easy walk, many families and dogs on leash. Many places to stop and dip your toes along the way. COVID-19 report: A busy trail with about 10% of people wearing masks on narrow trails.
Written August 2, 2020
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Hugette C
Poplarville, MS260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
Beautiful easy hike with shaded and sunny spots. There are many little pools and cascades that kids and adults can play in. The path is narrow 2 people walking shoulder to shoulder at some spots. There are benches and picnic tables along the hike and near the water so you could bring a picnic lunch and let the kids play in the water all day.

The falls is beautiful and worth the hike. Our granddaughter made it up and back with no problem. The altitude is shown at trailhead as 6675 and you gain another 400 feet on the hike to the falls. If you have problems with that altitude you should acclimate to the altitude before trying the hike. It was a fun little hike and was busy with families when we were there.
Written September 4, 2020
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Tyler E
15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
This is a lovely trail where you can see a waterfall after a short hike. The trail is cool and shady in the summer, but it is sometimes on the cold side because of that shade. Also, the trail sometimes gets icy because of the cold and the fact that it is a very popular trail. It can be crowded.

In the Fall be very careful because bears are active in the area.
Written February 18, 2021
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SkolVikings
Medina, MN328 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Beautiful area for a short hike close to town with a beautiful waterfall. Easy to moderate hike depending on fitness level as there are steep areas and multiple elevation changes. Busy trail so no concerns regarding bears, although I always carry bear spray when hiking in Montana. Many areas to stop for pictures and benches to rest on. My kids (11, 10, 7,) really enjoyed the trail. Well maintained. Worth a hour or two walk for sure.
Written October 28, 2021
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