Big Sky has hundreds of miles of tail systems connecting the community and extending into the surrounding mountains. The Big Sky Community Organization(BSCO) is spearheading the effort to improve Big Sky’s existing hiking trails, and create additional trails. BSCO is working with nationally recognized Alta Planning + Design on a Master Trails Plan for Big Sky and connecting areas. Once finished, this will be a complete working document that will serve as the base for all future trail projects, outreach and continued care and maintenance.
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Ousel Falls Trail connects the Big Sky Town Center to Ousel Falls Park. At the entrance of Ousel Falls Park, the trail descends into the South Fork ravine to beautiful Ousel Falls. The trail is named after the Ousel Bird (Cinclus mexicanus), more commonly known as the American Dipper. Interpretive brochures are available at the trailhead.
Round Trip Mileage: 1.6 from Ousel Falls Trailhead, 5.6 from Town Center
Uses: hike, bike, equestrian (horses allowed from trailhead to junction of First Yellow Mule Trail)
Parking: parking lot at Ousel Falls Trailhead off of Ousel Falls Road
Seasons: year round (trail can be icy in the winter, snowshoes or Yaktraks are recommended)
Dog Policy: dogs allowed on-leash
Amenities: outhouse, benches, picnic tables, self-guided interpretive hike, fishing access
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