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Trails & Tributaries

Learn - Explore - Connect - Conserve

Community hiking for new or long-term residents who are ready to learn more about our local Bitterroot nature. 

We're incredibly lucky to live, work, and play in the Bitterroot Valley!

Join our Trails & Tributaries excursion and you can:

  • Learn about local nature topic by topic - birds, wildflowers, waterways, and more. 

  • Explore the Bitterroot

  • Connect with old and new friends

  • Become engaged as a partner in conservation

Ready to join us? Fill out the form below to join our next Trails & Tributaries outing. 

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Upcoming Outings

July 1 - Lake Como and Bitterroot Irrigation 

Start Time: 10am 

Hike Description: Choose between 6 or 9 miles. This hike is mostly flat, and features wildflowers, lake views, a small stream crossing, and a waterfall.  

Kick off trail season with this iconic Bitterroot hike! Join Heather Barber, Executive Director of the Bitterroot Water Partnership, to learn about BWP, irrigation in the Bitterroot, and the role Lake Como plays in it.  


July 22 - Bear Creek Overlook and Native Plants 

Start Time: 10am  

Hike Description: About 4.75 miles round trip. This hike steadily gains about 1,100 feet in elevation, making it similar in grade to Blodgett Canyon Overlook.  

Join naturalist Ser Anderson, of Montana Natural History Center, for this wildflower walk! Ser will help you identify and learn about native plants on your way to the top of the overlook, where you will take in sweeping canyon views. This is one you don’t want to miss!  


August 5 - Teller Trail and Riparian Habitats 

Start Time: 10am 

Hike Description: An easy, flat, 1.5-mile loop. 

What exactly is a riparian area? Nicole Ballard, Education Program Manager at Teller Wildlife Refuge, will take you and the whole family on a stroll to answer this question! Immerse yourself in a riparian habitat, learn about the wildlife that lives there, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the river the whole way.  

Trails & Tributaries Interest Form

Which outing(s) would you like to join?

Thanks for submitting your form! We will follow up with more details about or next outing soon.

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