Daly Creek Trail

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17.5 km
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542 m
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The Daly Creek Trail is a gorgeous route in Yellowstone National Park. This trail is moderately challenging and can be either done as a day-hike or an overnight backpacking trip. With scenic views and changing terrain, the Daly Creek Trail is a great place to enjoy a hike with loved ones.

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Route Description for Daly Creek Trail

The Daly Creek Trail is a gorgeous hike on the Montana side of Yellowstone National Park. This trail can get wet and mucky, especially after the spring melt or a fall rainstorm. We recommend wearing waterproof hiking shoes and bringing an extra pair of socks if you head out on a damp day. With lovely views, rolling meadows and lush forest, the Daly Creek Trail is a wonderful place to spend quality time in the Montana wilderness.

Beginning at the Daly Creek Trailhead, follow the path northeast and stay left at the first divide in the trail. Follow the bank of Daly creek for just under five miles to where the trail splits at the NPS Park boundary.

At the NPS boundary, turn around and retrace your steps back to the trailhead where you began.

Getting to the Daly Creek Trail Trailhead

This hike begins at the Daly Creek Trailhead on highway 191/Gallatin Road.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Upper Daly Creek

  • When to do

    May to October

  • Pets allowed


  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage


  • Crowd Levels


  • Route Type

    Out and back

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