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Hike Makoshika for National Trails Day® -Saturday, June 3 at 10am

(Glendive, MT) – Montana State Parks ( will host a National Trails Day® hike at Makoshika State Park on Saturday, June 3 at 10am.

Celebrate National Trails Day® with a hike on Makoshika’s Vista Trail, a road-to-trail project that provides 3 miles of non-motorized trail accessing some of the more remote areas of the park.  Spot wildlife and enjoy beautiful wildflowers and scenic vistas as you participate in the country’s largest celebration of trails.  

The 4-mile roundtrip hike is rated as moderate in difficulty. Please wear weather appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear, and bring water.  Sunscreen and insect repellent are suggested.

Sponsored by the American Hiking Society to occur each first Saturday of June, National Trails Day is the only nationally coordinated event designed to unite all muscle-powered trail activities with the goal of connecting people to the more than 200,000 miles of trails in the United States, which are essential to connect people with nature, conserve open space, provide biological corridors for diverse plants and wildlife, and for the health of Americans and our natural environment.    

For more information call the visitor center at (406) 377-6256.

What: National Trails Day®: Vista Trail Hike

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10am.

Where: Makoshika State Park, 1301 Snyder Avenue, Glendive, MT.

Makoshika, the name of which is a variant spelling of a Lakota phrase meaning “bad earth,” is Montana’s largest state park Encompassing 11,583 acres. Known for its pine and juniper studded badland formations, Makoshika also houses the fossil remains of such dinosaurs as Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops.

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

Chris Dantic
Park Manager,
Makoshika State Park
(406) 377-6256

Sue Veroye
Park Tour Guide,
Makoshika State Park
(406) 377-6256

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