Foys to Blacktail Trails Your Front Door to Flathead Valley Recreation

Foy’s to Blacktail Trails

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Foy's

Foy’s Lake shines from a vantage point along the Notch Trail.

Whether it’s a family on a walk, single-track mountain bikers, horseback riders or kids learning about nature, folks of all ages regularly enjoy the Foy’s to Blacktail Trails at Herron Park, less than 10 minutes from downtown Kalispell.   This easily accessible forested area is also the gateway to timberlands extending south to Blacktail Mountain above Lakeside.

Our Mission

  • To secure historic access to trails and lands connecting Herron Park to the forest lands at Blacktail Mountain
  • To provide for long term stewardship of these trails
  • To accomplish this mission through voluntary means

 What We’re Doing

Squirrels

Squirrels are among the smaller mammals in Herron Park. (Devvi Morgan photo)

Foy’s to Blacktail Trails (FTBT) has expanded Herron Park by 320 acres since 2010. On December 17, 2014, we purchased the final 60 acres (Phase 6) from The Conservation Fund, and simultaneously transferred it to Flathead County Parks as an addition to Herron Park.  Your membership helps us sustain this legacy!

We are continuing our education and outreach efforts, including forest stewardship education. And we are beginning to re-focus on efforts to secure long-term access to the trail corridor connecting Herron Park to the forest lands at Blacktail Mountain. Much of this traverses private land, however, and a number of issues, including liability, must be addressed. We are grateful for the open-lands policy of Plum Creek Timber Company and Stoltze Lumber Company, and recognize that public use of these lands is a privilege. View our 2015 Strategic Plan.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions best explain our efforts in Herron Park and beyond.

Download our 2014 Annual Report, and check out Mari Stoner’s beautiful FTBT Photo Essay from her Patagonia-sponsored internship

 

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