National Trails Day: Hiking Around Bannack State Park
In celebration of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1, the staff at Bannack State Park is offering 2 guided hikes to demonstrate hiking opportunities around the park.
Hike 1: Marysville and the Canyon – The hike departs from the Visitor Center and follows the road east down the canyon. We will visit the site of Marysville and view the site of the Gold Leaf mill as well as historic and current mining activity in the canyon.
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.8 miles round trip
Time 2-2.3 hours
When: June 1 at 10 am
Hike 2: A Bird’s Eye View: The hike departs from the Group Use area and follows the old stage road into the hills south of Bannack. This is a loop trail and there are opportunities for hikers to get a bird’s eye view of the town site, views of the surrounding country, views of historic mining activity, and hopefully the wild flowers will be in bloom. An optional side hike to Bannack Peak that affords great views is also offered.
Length: 1.5 mile loop
Time: 2 hours
When: June 1 at 2 PM
For more information call the park at 406-834-3413.