In 1987 President Ronald Reagan authorized the President's Commission on Americans Outdoors. The final report recommended that all Americans be able to go out their front doors, and within fifteen minutes, be on trails that wind through their cities or towns and bring them back without retracing steps. The recommendation, dubbed Trails for All Americans, became the impetus behind several public and private parties joining the American Hiking Society in launching the first National Trails Day in 1993.
In less than two weeks, on June 2nd, the American Hiking Society will celebrate its 20th National Trails Day. More than 2000 events across the nation will take place, including trail maintenance, hiking, paddling, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, running, trail celebrations and more!
Below are a few events in Montana that might be of interest to hikers:
* National Trails Day at Staton Lake with the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation.
* Ninemile Family Fun Run in the Lolo National Forest.
* Help establish a new loop trail that will travel within the Town of West Yellowstone and the Gallatin National Forest.
* Take a Ranger Guided Hike at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park near Ulm.
For a full list of events in your area, please click here.
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