Hike Big Sky
Hike Big Sky

This weekly morning hiking series in July and August is a local favorite.  Navigate the BSCO trail system with a skilled interpretive guide.  Each hike explores a different area with experts from the community sharing their knowledge and skills in relation to various themes such as the land’s history and photography.


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Summer 2021 Schedule

Wednesdays at 9am

Meet you at the Trailhead…

July 7th: Uplands
Steadily climb to an area of higher elevation for expansive views of Big Sky. This 2.0 mile ‘lollipop’ loop is a town favorite.  The event will coincide with BSCO’s Parks, Trails, and Recreation Celebration week.  Click here to learn more.

July 14th: Hummocks
Traverse the area’s fun, rolling topographic features or ‘hummocks’ created by ice-age landslides. Hummocks Trail is a 3.0 mile loop around a hidden pond and offers views of the Huckleberry Ridge Tuff, a volcanic rock formed by the 2.1 million year old Huckleberry Ridge of Yellowstone’s caldera.

July 21st: Beehive Basin
Join BSCO staff on this 6.6 mile round-trip hike with 1,500 feet elevation gain, majestic peaks, an alpine lake, rocky outcrops, and open meadows. Pack a lunch, and plan to spend about 4 hours on the trail. Meet at the Upper Beehive Basin trailhead.

July 28th: Photography at Ousel Falls
Bring your smart phone or camera for a 1.6 mile round trip stroll to the falls and back. The Ousel Falls trail descends into the South Fork ravine to beautiful Ousel Falls and has several memorable photo opportunities along the way.

August 4th: South Fork Loop
Short but oh so sweet, this pleasant forested 1 mile loop takes you through the woods and along the South Fork of the Gallatin River.

August 11th: Historic Hike at Crail Trail
Wander along the leisurely Crail Trail that traces the historic Crail Ranch meadow with an interpretive guide. Learn about Big Sky’s history on this mellow 2.6 mile round trip journey. Meet at the Historic Crail Ranch.

August 18th: Town to Trails Race Prep (Uplands and Hummocks)
BSCO’s annual Town to Trails race will take place this fall.  Scout the route through Uplands and Hummocks with a running guide.  This hike will be 6 miles round trip.  Meet at the stage in Len Hill Park.