Foys to Blacktail Trails Your Front Door to Flathead Valley Recreation

Foy’s to Blacktail Trails

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Volunteers stake the location of a new kiosk to be erected in mid April. It will replace existing signs.

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 above 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 and cooperative means

What We’re Doing

Springtime view of the Swan Range from the Foy's Overlook

Please donate so  you can always enjoy views like this from the Foy’s Overlook. (Liz Seabaugh photo)

Foy’s to Blacktail Trails (FTBT) is currently purchasing  land above Herron Park, the gateway to forest lands extending south to Blacktail Mountain.  We’ve purchased 260 acres to date, and our current goal is to raise more than $120,500 in order to complete purchase of the remaining 60 acres from The Conservation Fund, a non-profit organization holding it temporarily while we raise the money to buy and permanently protect it.We’re making solid progress toward this goal.  Since December  2010, Herron Park has grown from 120 to 380 acres  (see map) thanks  to FTBT.  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).

Download our 2013 Annual Report.

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