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Palisade Falls

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Address: Hyalite Canyon, Bozeman, MT

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Great first day visit

We used Hyalite Canyon and Palisades Falls as our jumping off point for Yellowstone. Beautiful drive in from Bozeman. Snow capped mountains still prevelant. Ice and snow on walk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We used Hyalite Canyon and Palisades Falls as our jumping off point for Yellowstone. Beautiful drive in from Bozeman. Snow capped mountains still prevelant. Ice and snow on walk up. Awesome for the Southerners in late May. Nice walk to falls. Stunning mountain lake. Only complaint was the dirt road the last couple of miles to the falls trailhead. That... More 

Thank M R
Liberty Lake, Washington
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're going to Bozeman and enjoy hiking this is a great, easy hike. The waterfall is spectacular and a nice resting point after a short hike. Don't miss this.

2 Thank K4310DTdavidh
Bozeman, Montana
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58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A paved trail takes you from a parking lot with picnic tables tucked in the trees, to a geological cathedral of vertical granite that soars into the blue Montana sky. The handicapped access is the best I've seen, as a wheelchair can navigate the trail through the pines along a fern-bordered brook. There is some incline in spots, but nothing... More 

1 Thank Frank S
Montevideo, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It was a relatively easy trek to see the the beautiful frozen falls. We walked about a mile to the Palisade Falls trailhead (the road was closed to vehicles) and then about .7 miles up to the falls, all on packed snow (from previous hikers). Few people, quiet, lovely.

2 Thank PKXXIX
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This is a super easy hike with spectacular views. We went up most recently in the winter time and had no problem hiking up the road from the lower parking lot and then hiking up the trail.

1 Thank Patchy73
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

One of my favorite places to go when I visit Bozeman. It is always peaceful and beautiful. The view from the lake is breathtaking.

1 Thank Larry D
Bozeman, Montana
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Every summer we visit the falls at least once. The kids and dog like the hike and the dog can dip into the creek as needed to cool off or get a drink. We go early in the morning to avoid crowds so we can enjoy the scenery even more.

Thank Jeremy M
Bozeman, Montana
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is our iconic go-to mini hike in the Bozeman area. EVERYONE loves the natural beauty, the short, wheelchair accessible, wide, scenic paved trail and, of course, the breathtaking waterfall. If you are able, you may get right into the waterfall or view it from the sides and above, but there is plenty of viewing from the bottom of the... More 

5 Thank Elizabeth H
Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Palisade Falls is a wonderful location outside of the Bozeman city limits, up in the mountains. The hike itself is fairly easy. It's paved the whole way up to the falls, and the incline isn't terrible. Once you reach the falls, you are treated by the fascinating view of the long waterfall along a tall and steep rock wall. For... More 

1 Thank JensenAJ
Woodstock, Georgia
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57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We went here on a fairly warm day. The hike was shaded most of the time and there were wildflowers along the way. Getting close to the falls can be dangerous, as there is loose rocks and you will slide. I saw several people fall and slide down on their behinds. None were hurt.

Thank Lisa P

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