We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Quick "hike"”
Review of Palisade Falls

Palisade Falls
Ranked #3 of 63 things to do in Bozeman
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed January 31, 2014

The "hike" to Palisade falls is far from a hike, but is definitely worth the visit to anyone visiting or living in Bozeman. The trail to the falls begins right past Hyalite Canyon (a MUST see for anyone in the Bozeman area for any length of time). Once past Hyalite Canyon, there is a bridge and then the paved road turns to dirt. Following this dirt road leads to a fork, Palisade Falls trailhead is just about 3 miles past the left fork in the road. The Palisade Falls trail is completely paved the entire way and does not even classify as sleep or even a slope really. The incline is miniscule and is hardly noticeable. The trail is also not very long either; it would take a most 20-30 minutes depending on the season and the age and physical condition of the hikers. Once at the falls, there is a small wooden bridge that faces the falls. This is a great location for photography. This trail is perfect for children, handicapped individuals, or just anyone who is looking to enjoy a beautiful waterfall in Bozeman's extremely scenic Hyalite area. The road to the trailhead is most easily accessible in late Spring, Summer, and early Fall. The road is still open in the winter, but would only really be accessible by a four wheel drive vehicle, a jeep, an ATV, snowshoes, skis, or just on foot.

11  Thank Marci C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (239)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

197 - 201 of 239 reviews

Reviewed November 25, 2013

A scenic 30-min drive from Bozeman, Palisade Falls is one of the most accessible (it's paved) hikes in the area. The trek to the falls is comfortable, minimally strenuous and lovely as it winds through trees and rock formations. It's also fairly shaded and only takes about 20 to 30 minutes, even with small children. The Falls is arguably the best in the area. Watch out for horseflies and nettles at the base of the falls, otherwise it's beautiful and unforgettable.

4  Thank Jessica B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The paved trail moves you up the hillside to this glorious basalt formation. Summer time wheel chairs can freely wheel up the path. Winter may be tough to navigate the snow and ice, however.

Thank Dawn D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 13, 2013

My husband and I hiked to the falls during the last week of October and it was snowing during our hike. We were prepared for cold weather, so the snow did not bother us- in fact, it made the falls so much more beautiful. There were huge ice formations coming off the falls. We took lots of pictures. Some parts of the trail were extremely icy and we were sliding around at times, but it made the hike more fun and quite interesting. We didn't see any other visitors there either. We spent the afternoon here and were back in time for dinner. It was not a long hike.

Thank Amio_Persio
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Not too far out of Bozeman with only a shortish stretch of unsealed road. From the car park the easy walk up is rewarded with a view of the very pretty falls.

Thank duncanmacster
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Palisade Falls also viewed

 

Been to Palisade Falls? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing