Celebrate National Trails Day at Birch Creek on June 2

Contact(s): Leona Rodreick, Patrick Thomas

Join the Dillon Ranger District and Beaverhead Trails Coalition on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate National Trails Day.  The day will consist of annual maintenance for the Birch Bender Loop trail on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Bring the family as there will be a task for everyone!

You can choose to clear brush back to widen the trail corridor, clean any leaf/needle litter and rocks from drains with a shovel, use a Pulaski or pick mattock to redefine and improve the tread, pick up trash in the Aspen Picnic Area and along the trail, or enjoy hiking the trail in your National Forest. Participants will learn about traditional tools and the fundamentals of trail work while celebrating National Trails Day!  

Participants will need to bring a lunch, water, gloves, and hand tools if available.  From Dillon, MT take I-15 N to Birch Creek Rd. 11.5 Miles.  Take Exit 74 from I-15 N.  Turn left and follow Birch Creek Rd. 8.7 Miles to the Aspen Picnic Area.  Birch Creek Rd. becomes Forest Service Rd. 98 after crossing the Forest Boundary.  For more information contact Patrick Thomas at (406) 683-3911.