DIRECTIONS: From Bozeman, take S. 19th Street South to Hyalite Canyon Road. Left on Hyalite Canyon Road and continue until the Blackmore Recreation Site, on the Northwest shore of Hyalite Reservoir.
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A gradual climb under the covering of Fir, Pine and Spruce trees, past Blackmore Lake, through open meadows, along summit ridges with awesome views of the surrounding mountain peaks.
Points of Interest
Location: 45.484970, -110.980499
The trailhead is located in the southwest portion of the parking area, on the West bank of Hyalite Reservoir. Take the Blackmore Trail #423 towards Blackmore Lake and on to Mount Blackmore.
Location: 45.483501, -110.980698
Continue straight on the Blackmore Trail. Left is the West Shore Trail #431. The trail will parallel Blackmore Creek the majority of the way towards the summit.
Location: 45.483398, -110.980202
Continue straight on the trail. Left is the trail to Crescent Lake.
The trail continues to gradually climb towards Blackmore Lake under the covering of trees.
Location: 45.481998, -110.978600
Continue straight, crossing an old forest road.
Location: 45.469280, -110.984001
Blackmore Lake. Great spot for a lunch break.
Location: 45.466251, -110.985802
Continue straight on Blackmore Trail. Right is Water Creek trail. The trail now leaves the covering of trees and travels through open meadows in the bowl of Mount Blackmore.
Location: 45.440990, -110.995003
The trail now proceeds up a few very long switchbacks to the saddle between Elephant Mountain and Mount Blackmore. Great views of the valley below.
Location: 45.438271, -110.994499
Continue straight on the saddle.Left is the Cottonwood Creek trail. Mount Blakckmore can be seen ahead. The trail will travel behind the ridge, losing site of the summit, then reappear in front of Mount Blackmore for the final push to the summit. Elephant Mountain can be seen to the Southeast.
Location: 45.444649, -111.003700
Mount Blackmore summit at 10,154 feet. Great surrounding views of the Hyalite range
Location: 45.468506, -110.985893
First view of Blackmore Lake along the Blackmore Trail
Location: 45.439217, -110.995735
View of Mount Blackmore from the saddle between Mount Blackmore and Elephant Mountain.
Location: 45.446014, -111.001328
View of Hyalite Reservoir and the valley below from Mount Blackmore
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