New to town? New to trails? Simply want to explore with some new friends? Discovery Walks are for you! These one-hour, guided walks will help you discover the 80+ miles of trail on the Main Street to the Mountains trail system. These walks are a great introduction to the world of activities and hobbies right outside your back door.
Discovery Walks are free, one-hour, guided walks on the Main Street to the Mountains trail system. You’ll meet new people, learn something new, and explore a new trail. A knowledgeable expert will guide you on an easy and casual stroll. A volunteer will always stay at the back of the line so you’ll never be left behind. All walk attendees receive a free trail map at the end of walk so they can explore more trails! No RSVP is necessary, just arrive a few minutes beforehand. Meeting locations are listed next to the descriptions and locations are marked on the Google Map at the bottom of this page. Many of the walks are family friendly (and kids encouraged!) and will be designated as such on the schedule. Because these are group walks, please refrain from bringing your pooch. We will post on our website and social media if walks are cancelled due to weather or illness. Please bring water and appropriate shoes for light walking. Sunscreen and layers are encouraged on sunny days!
Walk, talk, explore your trails this summer with Discovery Walks!
Thank you to the Mysun Charitable Foundation, City of Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department and our many nonprofit partners and volunteers for making this program possible.
2019 Discovery Walk Schedule, updated 6/20/2019:
June 22 9:00am Walk with an Acupuncturist @ South Cottonwood Trail
Walking the path of ancient Chinese medicine, learn about chronic stress, and explore the different types of stress reduction techniques right on the trail! Meet at the South Cottonwood trailhead at the end of Cottonwood Canyon Rd.
June 24 9:30am Buggin’ Out Kids Walk with Montana Outdoor Science School @ Drinking Horse Trail
Creep and crawl your way around a trail to explore the hiding spots of your favorite insects! How many insects can we find!? Meet at the Drinking Horse trailhead.
June 25 5:30pm Walk with a Health Provider with Bozeman Health @ Peets Hill
Take a walk for your health! Join Sebastian White, MSN, FNP with the Diabetes and Nutrition Center to learn about the benefits of physical activity for prevention and treatment of diabetes. Thanks to Bozeman Health for leading a conversation about how to lead an outdoor healthy life. Meet at the base of Peets Hill.
June 26 5:00pm Recreation and Agriculture @ Highland Glen Nature Preserve
Join MSU Gallatin County Agriculture Extension Agent Josh Bilbao for a conversation about the intersection between recreation and agriculture. How can we co-exist with cattle grazing and what are the impacts on the landscape?
June 27 5:30pm Wildflower or Weed Walk: Gallatin Valley’s Noxious Weeds with MSU Extension @ Peets Hill
Join MSU Extension agents to identify noxious weeds on Peets Hill. They’ll highlight Gallatin County’s newest listed weed, ventenata, a highly invasive annual grass that is threatening agriculture in Montana. Meet at the base of Peets Hill.
June 28 9:30am Wonderful Water Kids Walk with Montana Outdoor Science School @ Sourdough Trail
Wonderful Water: Everybody needs water! Come discover what a healthy river needs, explore a marsh, and get your feet wet! A great way to cool down and enjoy a hike! Meet at Tuckerman Park off of Goldenstein Lane.
June 29 4:00pm Geology Rocks Walk @ M Trail
Hike to the M with Angela Lexvold while learning about the geology of the area, looking at rocks, and getting great views. We’ll take the longer, more gradual incline up to the “M” and back, not the steep route. Meet at the M trailhead.
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