The Gallagator Linear Trail is a 1.5 mile trail that is made of crushed stone. The majority of traffic on the pathway will come from bikers and hikers. It is a great trail to start with for a quick warmup or if you are just getting into biking. For more information please call the Bozeman Recreation Department at (406) 587-4724.
The railbed originated with the old Milwaukee Railroad's electric passenger train line from Bozeman to Gallatin Gateway, which was abandoned in the 1930s.
The trail begins by the new Bozeman Public Library on Main Street east of S. Wallace Street (look for the placard about the trail on the east side of the library), passes by the foot of Peets Hill (a favorite sledding spot in winter), crosses Bozeman Creek and Matthew Bird Creek several times, and passes the site of the old Ice House. (South of Garfield Street, a spur leads to community gardens and a climbing rock.) The trail ends across the street from Museum of the Rockies at Kagy Boulevard and Wilson Avenue.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available at the north end of the trail at the Bozeman Public Library (626 East Main Street) and in Burke Park (intersection of S. Church Avenue and E. Story Street).
Gallagator is keystone link in 60-mile Main Street to Mountains Trail System
The Gallagator Trail is the keystone trail in Bozeman's Main Street to the Mountains trail system. Over the last 30 years, Bozeman's trail system has grown to over 60 miles of paved and gravel trails as well as some single-track. For detailed maps of ...