Pine Creek Falls Hike
The hike to Pine Creek Falls is one of our favorite hikes to do as a family and an end-of-the-school-year tradition. The trailhead is only about 15 miles south of Livingston - a beautiful drive with amazing views of the Yellowstone River & Paradise Valley as you climb up the mountain. The trail itself is only 2.5 miles roundtrip and mostly treed (nice and cool on warmer days.) The falls are spectacular any time of year, and more adventurous hikers can continue on the trail to Pine Creek Lake. Many people bring their dogs along on this hike, but be aware that as one of the most popular trails there will be a fair amount of traffic on this well traveled trek.
If you're lucky, you might spot ripe thimbleberries or huckleberries, or maybe a little black bear enjoying them both!
See more about the hike on AllTrails:
"Pine Creek Falls is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Livingston, Montana that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash."
"Pine Creek Lake is a 10.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Livingston, Montana that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail."