(Kalispell, MT) – In celebration of National Winter Trails Day on Saturday, January 20, Lone Pine State Park will be offering free snowshoe rentals (weather dependent) along with a free guided hike. This is a great opportunity to try out snowshoeing for the first time. The guided hike will offer an opportunity for all skill levels to enjoy the winter wonderland at Lone Pine State Park. This time of year, the park looks unique with its snow-covered trees and wildlife tracked forest floor.
The hike will start at 2 p.m. and last approximately an hour and a half and will take place on foot if there is no snow. Participants should be prepared for a moderately difficult trail with trail inclines and declines. Snowshoes are available in both children’s and adult sizes on a first-come first-serve basis. Snowshoe users will only be charged for rental if they call to reserve pairs in advance by calling the Lone Pine Visitor Center at 406-755-2706 ext. 2.
For more information, call the park visitor center at (406) 755-2706.
What: National Winter Trails Day
When: Saturday, January 20th, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Where: Lone Pine State Park Visitor Center
300 Lone Pine Rd, Kalispell, MT
Contact: Derrick Rathe, Park Ranger, 406-755-2706 ext. 2
Lone Pine State Park is located 5 miles southwest of Kalispell and offers one of the most vivid views of the valley, 7.5 miles of trails, and a beautiful interpretive center that provides information on living in a wildlife urban interface. Additional amenities include a picnic shelter and a community room, which are both available to rent, as well as a volleyball court, horseshoe pit, and an archery range. Furthermore, Lone Pine offers a fantastic variety of educational and interpretive programs.