Full moon snowshoe and St. Patrick’s Day Hike at Lone Pine
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: February 26, 2018

Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host will host two ranger-guided hikes at Lone Pine State Park in March 2018.

On March 2 at 7:30pm, explore the park under the moonlight with a Full-Moon Snowshoe Hike. Spring is around the corner and the night life at Lone Pine State Park is starting to come alive.   This 1.5-mile hike is geared for beginners but still fun for advanced users and offers a new way to experience snowshoeing.  The hike will start at the Visitor Center. Conditions permitting, hikers are encouraged to bring snowshoes. Rental snowshoes are available in adult and kid sizes for $5/pair. The program is weather dependent. In case of cloud cover, headlamps or flashlights are recommended.

On March 17 at 1pm, join park staff for a St. Patrick’s Day Welcome Spring Hike. Lone Pine State Park is a wonderful place to welcome in the change of season and look for signs of spring such as early blooming wildflowers. The hike will be roughly 1.5 miles ascending and descending on Lone Pine’s trails.  Hikers will meet at the Picnic Shelter and should wear weather appropriate clothing, good hiking shoes, and bring water and a snack.  If snow is still present, this is will become a snowshoe hike.  Snowshoes will be available at the park at a first come, first serve basis.

For more information call the park visitor center at (406) 755-2706 ext.2.

What: Ranger-Guided Hikes

When: Full Moon Snowshoe Hike – Friday, March 2nd from 7:30-8:30 PM
Welcome Spring Hike – St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th from 1:00-2:30 PM

Where: Lone Pine State Park, 300 Lone Pine Rd, Kalispell, MT

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.

Visit Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Derrick Rathe
Park Ranger,
Lone Pine State Park
(406) 755-2706, ext. 2