Hiking in Big Sky
This is the go to trail for every visitor to Big Sky. Just under two miles out and back, this trail is well maintained and an easy hike for any member of the family. Mostly shaded with river views much of the way, the trail ends at an iconic waterfall. Hiking shoes and bear spray are always recommended but probably not necessary on this trail as the terrain is easy and there is a lot of traffic on this trail, keeping bears mostly away.
Ending at an alpine lake surrounded by jutting mountain peaks, Beehive is another local favorite for the more active hiker. The trail is a little over six miles out and back, with an elevation gain of 1350 feet. We definitely recommend proper hiking attire and footware on this trail. Most of the trail is exposed and sunny, so make sure you have enough water and sunscreen. At the top, take out your binoculars to look for mountain goats on the peaks.
Approximately six miles round trip, this is another trail for a great work out and a great reward at the end. At the top of the trail lies a 40 acre alpine lake, an amazing place for great views and quiet reflection. The elevation gain is approximately 1600 ft, so bring water and some snacks, or even a picnic lunch on a nice day.