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National Trails Day This Saturday

Contact(s): Tod McKay


Hamilton, MT – The Bitterroot National Forest (BRF) will celebrate National Trails Day this weekend by partnering with three local groups on trail maintenance projects.  Events are planned for Saturday on the Stevensville and Darby/Sula Ranger Districts.  See below for more event and partnership information.

The BRF is home to more than 1,500 miles of trails open to all types of use.  The American Hiking Society established the first Saturday in June as National Trails Day, hoping to inspire the public and trail enthusiasts nationwide to seek out their favorite trails to discover, learn about, and celebrate.  This marks the 12th year in a row that the forest has hosted groups for National Trails Day projects.  For more information or to find an event happening near you visit www.americanhiking.org/national-trails-day.

This year’s National Trails Day events are even more special as they are helping kick-off a national celebration.  In 2018, America will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act as well as the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.  With the passage of the National Trails Systems Act in 1968, America was given a gift – the creation and protection of some of the America’s favorite places to discover the great outdoors.      

With over 158,000 miles of trails, the Forest Service manages the largest trail system in the country.  This vast network plays an integral role in the health, wellness, and daily lives of citizens and communities nationwide -- from back yards and urban areas to remote and wild places – connecting people to outdoor experiences and their public lands. 

Bitterroot National Forest trail crews along with volunteers and partners have cleared approximately 67 miles of forest trails already this spring.  For the latest trail condition information visit us at www.fs.usda.gov/bitterroot and click on ‘Recreation’. 

National Trails Day Events – Bitterroot National Forest

Saturday, June 2nd Location - Trails Project

Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen (BRBCH)  www.bchmt.org/bitterroot

Stevensville Ranger District.  Larry Creek Trails including fire ecology, nature trail and fitness trail.  Bass Creek Recreation Area.  

General trail maintenance & clean up.  Clearing downed trees and brush growing inside the trail corridor.  

 

Public should be aware that volunteer work crews and stock will be in the area from 9am – 1pm.

Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation (SBFC)

www.selwaybitterroot.org

 

Stevensville Ranger District.  Bass Creek Trail #4

General trail maintenance & clean up.  Clearing downed trees and brush growing inside the trail corridor.  

 

Public should be aware that volunteer work crews will be in the area.

Bitterroot Backcountry Cyclists (BBC)

www.bitterrootbackcountrycyclists.org

Darby/Sula Ranger District.  Warm Springs Ridge Trail #177 and Fire Creek Trail #404. 

General trail maintenance & clean up.  Clearing downed trees and brush growing inside the trail corridor.  

 

Public should be aware that volunteer work crews will be in the area.

 

Stay in touch with us through www.facebook.com/DiscoverBitterrootNF and www.twitter.com/BitterrootNF

 

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Key Contacts

  406-363-7122



https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/bitterroot/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD582134