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Palisades Falls

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Palisades Falls National Recreation trail is a short .5 mile asphalt-coated surface to a beautiful 80 foot waterfall. Walking through towering Engelmann Spruce and Red Fir as you switchback up to the base of the volcanic cliffs. Palisades Falls is the result of prehistoric lava flow, complete with massive hexagonal basalt columns. There are interpretive exhibits in both Braille and English. The trail's maximum grade is 11% which is the most difficult classification for handicapped use.

Palisades Falls Picnic Area is a nice 4 unit picnic area with a handicapped accessible toilet, no fees and no water. There are two Gallatin National Forest campgrounds close to Palisades Falls.

Hood Creek Campground, 17 miles south on Hyalite Canyon Road, overlooks scenic Hyalite Reservoir and the rugged Hyalite Mountains. There are 18 units, with handicapped accessible toilets, water, trash pickup, $10/day fee and a maximum stay of two weeks. There are inclusions on largest parking spur, additional vehicle cost and firewood.

Chisholm Campground is at the end of Hyalite Reservoir with another great view of the "Hyalites". There are 10 units, with handicapped accessible toilets, drinking water, trash pickup, $10/day fee and a two week maximum stay. There are inclusions for largest parking spur, additional vehicles cost and firewood.

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Access:From Bozeman drive south on 19th Street 5 miles to Hyalite Canyon Road. Go south on Hyalite Canyon road 20 miles to Forest Road - Go west one mile to Palisades Falls Picnic Area and trailhead.


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