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The Olson Creek Trail (also known as the Olson-Stone Trail) is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located off of state highway 86 near Bozeman, Montana. The trail is a moderate climb, of just less than 700 feet in the 6 mile section we hiked. The climb was well worth it for the awesome views towards the top of the trail.

Olson Creek Trail View

Olson Creek Trail View

The Olson Creek Trail features beautiful wild flowers in season and leads to amazing views of the Bridger Mountains. We visited in in late June, and the wildflowers were just starting to bloom. Our guide (my local sister-in-law) said they would be much better 2-3 weeks later.

Wildflowers along Olson Creek

Wildflowers along Olson Creek

The trail winds through several large meadows in between sections of forest. The transition between ecosystems makes for interesting and diverse hiking.

Alpine meadow on Olson Creek Trail

Alpine meadow on Olson Creek Trail