We welcome suggestions from our readers about trails with wildflowers that we may have not yet explored either in or near Gallatin Valley or farther afield. Wildflowers are our passion and we are always willing to pack up hiking boots and go exploring. Trail information is as up-to-date as we can make it. If you find that it has changed, please let us know so we may be as much help as possible to our site visitors. Get ready to dust off your boots, the snow will be melting and uncovering the yellow bells and shooting stars soon. Please check back regularly as we will be adding new hikes during the season.
Many of the trails are heavily used by dogwalkers. While not all trails have leash restrictions, please be courteous of others, control your dogs, and pick up after them. Doggie bags are provided at the trailheads of many of the trails. PLEASE DON'T PICK THE FLOWERS.
The Bibliography lists several good references for more information on specific wildflowers and their ranges in Montana. A new reference from Whitney Tilt is an app for cell phones or notepads that lists all the flowers in his book, Flora of Montana's Greater Yellowstone Region. Over 390 species (flowers, grasses) are listed by name, color, leaf characteristics, and location.