Kirk Hill

Round Trip Mileage:





Parking lot off of South 19th at the sharp bend in the road


The trail is steep so it can be icy and slippery in the wintertime.


There is a bathroom seasonally available at the trailhead.

Dogs Allowed Off-leash:


The Kirk Hill trail starts in a marshy meadow and climbs into a dry hillside overlooking the Gallatin Valley. It is mostly shaded and weaves through old-growth Douglas-Fir forests and beautiful aspen groves. This trail features many flowers and plants, particularly in the spring. The trail is very steep and can be slippery when wet. It connects into the Gallatin National Forest, accessing hundreds of miles of additional trails. This trail is owned by the MSU Foundation and was donated by the Kirk Family for the public to enjoy the native plants. Bikes are not allowed.