Gallagator Linear Trail


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Gallagator Linear Trail Facts

States: Montana
Counties: Gallatin
Length: 1.6 miles
Trail end points: Bozeman Public Library on E. Main St./US 191 and Museum of the Rockies on W. Kagy Blvd.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6016370

Gallagator Linear Trail Description

The Gallagator Linear Trail runs diagonally for more than 1.5 miles through the east side of Bozeman. The trail, which has a crushed stone surface for the vast majority of its route but is paved at its north end, is popular with families on bike or foot.

The trail occupies a portion of a former rail bed originally used by the old Milwaukee Railroad’s electric passenger train line from Bozeman to Gallatin Gateway, which was abandoned in the 1930s. Beginning in the north at the Bozeman Public Library on Main Street (look for the placard about the trail on the east side of the library), the trail extends southwest, passing by the foot of Peets Hill (a favorite sledding spot in winter). After crossing Bozeman Creek and Matthew Bird Creek, the trail 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 in the parking lot of the Museum of the Rockies at Kagy Boulevard and 3rd Avenue. Tour the natural history museum to view its extensive collection of fossils, including the largest collection of Tyrannosaurus rex fossils in the world.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at the north end of the Gallagator Linear Trail at the Bozeman Public Library (626 E. Main Street) and in Burke Park (intersection of S. Church Avenue and E. Story Street).

Gallagator Linear Trail Reviews

Best of Bozeman

Location: Bozeman, MT
Trail Condition: Nice pavement first 0.4 mile from library and then good gravel/natural surface path to museum.
Signage: Good directional most of the trail.
Comments: This is a great trail starting from the library through a nice city park, then an art park area, into the trees and fields to the museum. Highly recommend. This and Story Mill Spur are the trails to do in Bozeman. Check out the trails in the adjacent parks. Bozeman has done a wonderful job.

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 the trail system please visit:

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