News and Events

2017 Events

Saturday, January 14–Winter Trails Day at Blacktail Mountain cross country ski trails, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Snowshoeing or cross country skiing.

Sunday, May 7–Jumper Derby (contact

Saturday, June 3–National Trails Day, come help build and maintain trails in Herron Park

Run in the Herron Half/10k/5k, our biggest fundraiser!

Run in the Herron Half/10k/5k, our biggest fundraiser!

Sunday, June 4–Annual Herron Half/10k/5k run to benefit Foy’s to Blacktail Trails. Visit for details.

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 13 & 14–Evening Jumper Shows

Saturday, July 1Jumper Derby (equestrian). Contact Flathead Combined Training for details (

Saturday, July 8–Spirit Bear Classic, XC mountain bike race and festival (contact

Saturday and Sunday, August 19 & 20 –12 & 24 Hours of Flathead Bike relay. Visit  for details.

Saturday, September 2–Flathead Combined Training Association Mini Event

Sunday, September 10–Trail to Blacktail Grand Opening Party, Herron Park 4-7 p.m. Music by Zino and the Bel Airs, food from Desoto Grill, and beer from Kalispell Brewing Company.

Saturday, September 30–National Public Lands Day.  Come help build and maintain trails in Herron Park. Watch this page for details.

News (February 12, 2017 Daily Interlake Article)

Final Land Purchase for Herron Park Approved (November 17, 2014 Flathead Beacon Article)

Trails Effort Reaches $2.25 Million Goal (November 1, 2014 Daily Interlake Article)

Flathead County’s Herron Park Receives Grants (April 18, 2014 KCFW interview with Clifford Kipp)

Foy’s to Blacktail Gets $60,000 to Acquire Property (April 18, 2014 Daily Inter Lake)

Herron Park Gains 110 Acre Expansion, Community Forest (August 6, 2013 KCFW TV interview)

County Receives $400,000 to Create Community Forest (August 5, 2013 Flathead Beacon)

Herron Park Grows From 270 to 380 Acres (August 1, 2013 Daily Inter Lake)

Land Donation Adds 50 Acres to Herron Park (April 29, 2013 Inter Lake)

Flathead County to Receive $400,000 (Sept. 5, 2012 Flathead Beacon)

Trail Project Gets Grant of $400,000 (August 29, 2012 Daily Inter Lake)

Nonprofit_donates_50_Acres_to_Herron_Park (July 18, 2012 Flathead Beacon)

Link to 60 Acres Added to Herron Park (December 3, 2011 Daily Inter Lake)

Link to Blacktail trails effort gets $70,000 state grant (January 20, 2010 Daily Inter Lake)

Link to County Oks Addition to Herron Park (December 22, 2010 Daily Inter Lake)

Link to Wilderness Hiking, Biking… (September 9 Flathead Times)

Link to Two New Trails Built at Herron Park (May 3 Flathead Beacon)

Link to  FTBT Park Expansion Boosts Trail Effort (December 10, 2009 Daily Interlake) or download text of story.

Watch a clip of the Dec. 7, 2009 interview about the RTP grant on KAJ TV News.