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Palisade Falls in the winter is a must see

Having been to Hyalite Canyon many times and the falls, I can definitely say that if you can make... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Roberta W
Seattle, Washington
frozen falls

Not a hike I usually do in the summer because too short but well worth the trip in the... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Bozeman, Montana
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Hyalite Canyon, Bozeman, MT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been to Hyalite Canyon many times and the falls, I can definitely say that if you can make it to the upper Hyalite in the winter it is worth the trip. My son and I hiked just below the reservoir on December 25th, enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Not a hike I usually do in the summer because too short but well worth the trip in the winter Magical!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

Watch out for the drop off as you cross Hyalite Dam, felt like we fell a foot as we drove over it, cross to the other lane if you can! Pretty rough road to Palisade Falls but pretty scenery on the way and the falls...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Hyalite Canyon holds gorgeous views around every turn of the road heading up to several camping areas and short hikes. The trail leading to Palisade Falls holds treats for flora and fauna lovers alike. Watch for picas and marmots in the scree areas, lingering robins...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank GusMom99
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Palisade Falls in Hylite Canyon is part of the Hylite challenge trail system that makes it accessible for folks with disabilities. The falls is best in the early to mid summer and turns into a trickle by fall. The falls is also a great Ice...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Just FYI don't use google maps..just keep driving until you get to the Lake, then drive around it to the trailhead. Bathroom there. Nice paved pathway for the .5 mile hike. Falls & Forest are beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RSuda
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Located south of Bozeman, Montana in the Gallatin National Forest - about a 30-40 minute drive from the city. The drive itself is scenic, up a canyon/valley with a river and lake along the way. From the parking lot (which had plenty if spaces) you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Doc_Cody
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Normally, I avoid paved nature walks, but I am glad I made an exception for Palisade Falls. The walk is easy, although all uphill (and then down, of course), completely paved and handicap accessible, and can be enjoyed by families with strollers and people with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Deborah1150
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

First, this is a Really wonderful waterfall. Not only is the waterfall lovely, but also the rock strata around it is neat and the hike is lovely. The hike is only .7 of a mile and it is all paved! It is pretty much all...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Fran4747
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Quite the hike for a novis! .7 mile switchback blacktop trail to the waterfall, but well worth it! Beautifu and serene. Glad we did it..

Date of experience: July 2018
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Eryca S
July 4, 2018|
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Response from Mukgo | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is camping near by get there really early to get a site it is very very busy
March 8, 2018|
Response from 877caseyf | Reviewed this property |
I cannot say for sure, but my GUT tells me no. There's been a LOT of snow this winter & when we went LAST FALL it was a muddy, snowy mess...I have no idea for sure, but I am not sure they plow those roads up past the... More