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Chestnut Mountain, MT | June, 2017

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4.6 miles, 2,200 feet

This is a very nice hike on a well marked trail.

Take the Trail Creek Exit from I-90 (just east of Bozeman, as you enter the canyon), and drive 0.2 miles further east on the south side of the Interstate.  There is a well-marked parking area along the frontage road.  A walking bridge crosses Bridger Creek.  Follow the trail 0.8 miles & turn right at the trail junction.  Follow the old logging road as it contours back west up the hill.  Follow the logging road until it transitions into a foot path and assertively ascends in a southerly direction.  The trail offers nice views of the Frog Rock Pinnacles – a popular rock climbing area.  The trail eventually reaches the ridge top, which it follows to the summit.  The ridge walk is most pleasant & the summit offers very nice views of Bozeman and the surrounding mountains.  There is some Interstate noise on the lower portions of the trail.