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Triple Tree Trail
Biking - moderate

Near-town access gives bonus points to Triple Tree, but we don’t weigh parking too heavily into our evaluations. What sets Triple Tree apart is the meandering path that loosely follows Limestone Creek, first through rustling grasses, then aspen groves and thick forest. The creek bottom and adjacent private lands afford good animal- and bird-watching, as is the moderate, heart-thumping climb up 500 feet to a lovely overview, made for sunsets, of this mostly agrarian corner of the Gallatin Valley.  In August and September of 2013, the state land portion of this hike has been seriously widened and re-routed with easier grades and better moisture mitigation to facilitate more users and more uses like trail running and mountain biking.  


If you’re looking for... less rooftops in your viewshed, consider going a little farther south and west to the Sourdough Creek trailhead or jumping a couple drainages east to the Bear Canyon/New World Gulch trailheads.

Distance:  5 mile (loop)

Elevation gain:  800 feet

Seasons:  April through October, though spring can be wet or snowy, particularly on the east side of the loop.

Trail(s) used:  NA

Map of trailhead:

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Notes:
 
SHE-BEAR
Date: 12-Aug-2013 Time: 11:00
It's thimbleberry season. Yum!

DAS KIND
Date: 09-Jun-2013 Time: 13:00
A great trail for ducking under the midday heat—which is more of an issue when you're bringing the dog. By taking breaks at each of the water crossings and resting in the meadow at the last bridge, we had no problem with the out-and-back. (Correction: the dog had no problem; my conditioning still sucks.) Sorry, no images, but the green meadow against the snowy peaks is burned in my mind.

SHE-BEAR
Date: 11-Mar-2013 Time: 12:00
Wear grippers. Although the trail was hardpack with 1/4" of snow, on the uphill stretches it was often icy underneath that thin layer of snow. We saw a moose!!!

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