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National Trails Day at the Bender Center Loop/Aspen Picnic Area - Birch Creek

  • 11140 Birch Creek Road Glen, MT, 59732 United States (map)

Join the Dillon Ranger District staff to perform annual maintenance for the Birch Bender Loop trail on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Bring the family because there will be a task for everyone! You can choose to brush vegetation back to widen the trail corridor with loppers, clean any leaf litter and rocks from drains with a shovel, use a hand saw to clear downed trees from the trail, use a Pulaski to redefine the tread, pick up trash in the Aspen Picnic Area and along the trail, or enjoy hiking a trail in your National Forest. Learn about traditional tools and the fundamentals of trail work while celebrating National Trails Day! Participants will need to bring a lunch, water, gloves, and lopping shears if available.

Meet at the Aspen Picnic Area at 10am (until 2pm)!!! See you there!

Directions: From Dillon, MT take I-15 N to Birch Creek Rd. 11.5 Miles. Take Exit 74 from I-15 N.
Turn left and follow Birch Creek Rd. 8.7 Miles to the Aspen Picnic Area.
Birch Creek Rd. becomes Forest Service Rd. 98 after crossing the Forest Boundary.

Earlier Event: April 21
Climb the M Fund Run!
Later Event: June 9
Trail Work Day!