Hike and Bike in Big Sky
Tracks and Trails
February 28, 2018 10:30 a.m. Hummocks Trails
Tracks and Trails with Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
Join a naturalist from the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center for an all-ages winter nature hike. Learn about winter animal activity and how to read animal signs. The program will begin at 10:30 AM with a wildlife chat, followed by a 45-minute walk along the Hummocks Trail looking for tracks and animal activity. Bring questions about the Yellowstone area’s raptors, wolves, and bears.
Big Sky Trails
The Big Sky Community Organization (BSCO) works to build and maintain a safe, interconnected trail system for Big Sky residents and visitors. Trails provide many benefits including, promoting healthy lifestyles, providing a place to experience the outdoors, and enhancing quality of life.
BSCO manages and maintains 19 miles of paved and natural surface trails. Our trails are available to the public and are multi-use, non-motorized trails for hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and equestrian use.
In addition to managing our existing trails, BSCO works to improve and expand the local trail system by acquiring public land, trail easements, and building new trails. BSCO coordinates trail planning and construction with the Forest Service, local government agencies, businesses and community organizations in an effort to build a comprehensive local and regional trail system. Our trail construction and maintenance projects are funded through a combination of grants, private donations, charitable foundations and contributed material and services.
Trail Stewardship and Volunteer Opportunities
Trail volunteers are vital to maintaining the Big Sky trail system. Volunteering for BSCO is a great opportunity to get trained in trail building and maintenance techniques while raising awareness of trail issues and user needs .There are a variety of opportunities available from 1 day trail maintenance events to participating in long term local and regional planning efforts.
The BSCO has an active volunteer Trails Committee that meets once per month to discuss trail projects and coordinate volunteer efforts in the community. The committee provides BSCO staff input and guidance for the maintenance and development of trails in Big Sky.