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PLACES: New Herron Park Trails

By Beacon Staff

Join the Foy’s to Blacktail Trails group for an evening hike on the new Family Trail on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Herron Park west of Kalispell. The trail, which was finished in June, is an ideal place for hikers of all abilities and ages to explore and enjoy the wilderness.

The gently sloping trail – which is wide enough in most places to walk side by side with a fellow hiker – is lined with rock benches along the way for those needing a place to stop and rest or just to take in the wooded surroundings.

Along with the new family trail, investigate the new horse trail or the “direct route” trail. All three trails provide ample opportunities for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders who want to get out into the wilderness without having to travel too far from Kalispell.

Parking and restrooms are available on the southern side of the park. Those looking to join the hike are asked to meet in the parking lot at 6:30 p.m.

For more information on Foy’s to Blacktail Trails, or to learn more about donating and volunteer work visit www.foystoblacktailtrails.org.

How to get there: From downtown Kalispell, travel west on Idaho Street (U.S. Highway 2). Turn south on Meridian Road. At the end of Meridian Road, veer west on Foys Lake Road. The turn off to Herron Park is on the west side of Foys Lake Road just past Foy’s Lake.

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