goal is to develop a separated bike/pedestrian path stretching between Columbia Falls and West Glacier, Montana. This path will be separated from the highway to keep people safe and still allow them to enjoy our truly spectacular corner of the country. Another benefit will be connecting the active people of the Flathead Valley with Glacier National Park with a much safer conduit.
The first portion of the path is a 7 mile separated segment from Coram to West Glacier. Majority of funds have been raised and construction should begin in 2016. Meanwhile, we have successfully lobbied the Montana Department of Transportation to include a bike path from Hungry Horse, through Badrock Canyon and across the South Fork of the Flathead River, as part of their planned highway upgrade. In addition we have secured funding through the Federal Lands Access Program, for a 2.7 mile trail from Columbia Falls to Bad Rock Canyon. It is scheduled for construction in 2017.
In addition we will be building a welcome kiosk in Hungry Horse in 2016. This staging area will provide a safe, off trail area to park vehicles and get onto the trail.
We always welcome additional support for these projects. Join us in creating this trail in our beautiful corner of Montana!"
We are a group of citizens active in the community. Our goal is to improve the safety and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to our corner of the state. Consider joining us in our effort. We welcome volunteers, e-mail us for information!
Here are some pictures of the future trail site along Highway 2:
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