Foys to Blacktail Trails Your Front Door to Flathead Valley Recreation

Foy’s to Blacktail Trails


The Notch

The Notch Trail winds through land that FTBT added to Herron Park in 2011  (M. McClaren photo).

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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.   Our goal is to secure permanent public access to this popular area right outside the “front door” of many Flathead Valley residents. 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

Foy’s to Blacktail Trails (FTBT) has expanded Herron Park by 260 acres since 2010. We currently have just $4,500 left to raise in order to buy the remaining 60 acres (Phase 6) from The Conservation Fund, a non-profit organization holding it temporarily while we raise the money to buy and permanently protect it  (see map). Please donate to help buy the last, best 60 acres, including the beautiful Foy’s Overlook.

The community also uses this property to teach forest stewardship practices (Foy’s Community Forest).

Peak Signs

Thanks to Peak Sign Solutions for creating this sign listing kiosk donors, then installing it for us!

We thank all those who responded to our Fall 2014 Herron Park user survey, which recently ended. You may view survey responses as well as comments that were submitted by participants. It serves as a baseline for the future.

Download our 2013 Annual Report.

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