Langohr Creekside Trail: Gallatin Range
At the northern end of the Langohr Campground lies one of the easiest trails in Hyalite Canyon. If you thought that Palisade Falls was a quick stroll into the forest, the .3 miles of Langohr Creekside Trail offer just enough trail to settle your stomach after a campfire meal and is also a good choice for the elderly or toddlers. Most of the people that hike this trail are campers at Langohr Campground, giving you a unique opportunity to greet some of your neighbors, and exchange pleasantries. For a leisurely walk next to Hyalite Creek, pull into the spacious parking area and head down the trail.
The trail is well marked, well maintained, and wheelchair accessible– what more could you ask from a trail so close to a popular campsite? Although the trail might seem too developed for most hikers, there are thankfully many spur trails that branch out into the forest, or onto fishing platforms. If you’re willing to do some legwork, you can also find plenty of firewood for your campfire along this trail. To begin this quick hike, head across the sturdy wooden bridge over Hyalite Creek to the Langohr Creekside Trail.
The trail is easy to follow-– the well-defined trail leads in a loop that is impossible to get lost on. Follow the lollipop trail along the creek, and then bear left back around. The trail passes by benches, allowing a quick rest or picnic. Then, the trail leads back to the same lollipop intersection. Bear right here, and the trail leads you to the same bridge that you walked across just 10 minutes ago. Although this hike is short, it’s a good leg stretcher before bigger hikes or as an evening stroll. In any event, although this trail might seem insignificant to talk about (.3 miles, I haven’t written a trail guide this small before), this trail is still worth checking out if you are camping at the Langohr Campground. This trail is often ignored by nearby campers, and especially by the many hordes of people driving along Hyalite Canyon Road. Give this trail a chance if you’re in Hyalite Canyon, and have 10 minutes to spare.
Directions to the Trailhead
From Bozeman, drive on S 19th Ave for approximately 6.5 miles. Turn left onto Hyalite Canyon Road, and follow this road to the the Langohr Campground, approximately 5.9 miles. The trailhead is at the eastern side of the campground.