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National Trails Day® Hike of Birds Eye View Trail -Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10am

(Dillon, MT) – Montana State Parks ( will host a National Trails Day Hike® at Bannack State Park on Saturday, June 3 starting at 10am.

Help celebrate the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day by joining Americorps member Mitch Harlan on a hike that will provide wonderful views of Bannack & the surrounding countryside. Learn about Bannack’s storied past, the natural history of the region, and enjoy a splash of color from the spring wildflowers.

This 2.2-mile hike will leave from the visitor’s center at 10 am, and take approximately 2 hours. The trail is moderately difficult with a decent amount of elevation change. Please wear appropriate shoes, dress for the weather, and bring water and sun screen.

For more information, please call the park visitor center at (406)-834-3413 or email

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day ® is the country’s largest celebration of trails. Each year, on the first Saturday of June, the American Hiking Society and the trails community invite Americans of all ages and interests to find their own adventure on National Trails Day® and discover their unique story at one of the thousands of events hosted throughout the country.  
What:  National Trails Day®: Guided Hike on the Birds Eye View Trail

When:  Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10am to 12pm

Where:  Bannack State Park, 721 Bannack Rd, Dillon, MT

Cost: Free

Bannack State Park, located near Dillion, MT., is a National Historic Landmark and the site of Montana's first major gold discovery on July 28, 1862. This strike set off a massive gold rush that swelled Bannack's population to over 3,000 by 1863. As the value of gold steadily dwindled, Bannack's bustling population was slowly lost. Today, over 50 original buildings line Main Street and their historic log and frame structures recall Montana's formative years.

Visit Montana State Parks ( and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Dale Carlson
Park Manager,
Bannack State Park
(406) 834-3413

Mitchell Harlan
Americorps Member,
Bannack State Park
(406) 834-3413

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