MTB Project Logo

Emerald Lake

Difficult
 4.5 (11) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun and scenic out-and-back to a beautiful alpine lake.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

9.2

Miles

14.9

KM

100%

Singletrack

8,939' 2,725 m

High

7,122' 2,171 m

Low

1,826' 557 m

Up

1,826' 556 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

This trail is subject to the Trail Timeshare plan which prohibits mountain bike use on Sundays and Mondays between July 16 and September 5.

Overview

A Bozeman area classic that rewards the uphill grind with a beautiful lake, alpine views, and, best of all, a playful descent that keep you on your toes from top to bottom!

Description

Climb steadily from the Emerald Lake Trailhead and parking lot over a variety of trail surfaces from smooth forest floor to rock-and-root strewn switchbacks. Cross the east fork of Hyalite Creek at mile four and climb another half mile before descending briefly to the shore of Emerald Lake.

Once you've had your fill of Emerald Lake, retrace your route and enjoy the engaging descent.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chelan Babineau-Z

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 11 votes

#1298

Overall
  4.5 from 11 votes
5 Star
45%
4 Star
55%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Recommended Route Rankings

#11

in Montana

#1,298

Overall
203 Views Last Month
5,908 Since Jul 14, 2016
Difficult

0%
0%
10%
0%
90%
0%

Photos

Nice outing on the volpe, fun and sporty 10/10.
Jun 23, 2021 near Bozeman, MT
Emerald Lake
Aug 27, 2018 near Bozeman, MT
Emerald Lake
Aug 27, 2018 near Bozeman, MT
Looking for fish in Emerald Lake
Jun 17, 2018 near Bozeman, MT
Emerald Lake Trail also referred to as the East Fork Hyalite Creek Trail.
Jul 14, 2016 near Bozeman, MT

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Jul 24, 2021
sc00ter5
10.5mi — 2h 00m
Jun 26, 2019
James Law
Snow starts at 7800ft. Not yet... 4mi — 12h 30m
Jun 20, 2019
Karl Dimmer
Aug 25, 2018
Andrew King
Jul 4, 2018
Matt Barth
May 7, 2018
Jade Elhardt
Feb 25, 2017
Michelle Clark-Conley