New Trail Progress: Closer to Closing the Painted Hills Gap Thanks to Generous Landowners

For over 27 years, GVLT has been working hard to connect trails from Main Street to the Mountains.  While we’ve made lots of progress, there has always been a critical missing link, a 1.5 mile gap between the Painted Hills Trail and the Triple Tree Trail and the final piece needed to truly connect Main Street to the Mountains. We’re thrilled to announce that thanks to three very generous landowners, we have secured the trail easements needed across private land to close the gap. While the process to construct the trail is not over, we’re confident we’ll be breaking ground in 2018.

Let that soak in.

You will soon be able to bike, run, or walk from the Bozeman Public Library south to the top of the Triple Tree Trail completely on trails. Together, we’re moving forward to complete a vision that was hatched in 1990 and continues to bear fruit today.

This project perfectly exemplifies our work. Connecting trails takes time, perseverance, patience, and a community that prioritizes access to the outdoors. We are humbled by the countless individuals who have worked on this project over the last 27 years. We’re excited to be carrying the torch and moving exciting projects like this forward. Stay tuned for information about ground breaking, volunteer needs, and a ribbon cutting next summer and fall.