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    Local Trails – Gallagator Trail

    A greenway that leads you from downtown to campus.

    The Gallagator Trail, running from Lindley Park, east Main Street, to the Museum of Rockies (MOR), on the south side of town, weaves between houses, creeks, parks, and little libraries in the heart of downtown Bozeman. This gravel path is great for an evening stroll, running, and biking. It interconnects with other trails like the Bozeman Trail system for larger access to all of town.

    This linear trail occupies an old railway line that extends to Gallatin Gateway, nicknamed Gallagator for it’s slow speed. In 1978, the rail line went out of business, and the community purchased the land as a linear park. You’ll find other parts of this railway still intact at other places in Bozeman, such as the Story Mill Community Park.

    The Gallagator is an easy 1.6 mile stroll. As you walk along, you’ll find Langhor Park, which is home to garden plots, a climbing boulder and a playground. While this path is less of a hike and more of a greenway through town, this time of the year you’ll get to experience the best of Bozeman’s fall colors as leaves turn to beautiful golden and red.

    If you’re looking for a longer walk or ride, the Gallagator connects to trails south of Kagy, and to Peets Hill, Lindley Park, and Highland Glen Nature Preserve to the east.

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