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National Trails Day Hike at Bannack State Park -Saturday, June 2 from 10am-Noon

(Dillon, MT)- Montana State Parks ( will host National Trails Day® at Bannack State Park on Saturday, June 2 from 10am-12pm.

Celebrate National Trails Day® with a hike at Bannack State Park! This guided hike will be held along the Bird’s Eye View trail south of Bannack. The two-mile loop will take about two hours and cover the history of Bannack and feature excellent views of the town and surrounding countryside. The hike will also cover the natural history of the area with plant identification, birding, and wildlife viewing. Feel free to stick around afterward for our weekend town tours, mill tour, or gold panning.

Please be prepared for all types of weather. Sunscreen, water, sturdy hiking boots/shoes, and appropriate hiking gear are suggested for these hikes.

For more information call the park at (406) 834-3413.

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® is a nationally recognized trail awareness program that occurs annually on the first Saturday of June and inspires the public to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails while participating in outdoor activities, clinics, and trail stewardship projects. National Trails Day® is a registered trademark of American Hiking Society.
What:  Bannack State Park National Trails Day Guided Hike
When:  10am to 12pm; Saturday, June 2nd, 2018.
Where: Bannack State Park; located 24 miles southwest of Dillon, on I-15 S take exit MT-278 toward Jackson, Wisdom, then 17 miles west on MT-278, follow Bannack Bench Road for 4 miles.

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.

A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Cassidy Bender
Americorps Member,
Bannack State Park
(406) 834-3413

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