Trail Work days for summer 2016 will be posted on the Dirt Concern Facebook Page.

2016 National Trails Day = trail work days Saturday June 4!

The Dirt Concern is celebrating by hosting two trail work days on popular trails. Plan to help maintain and improve the trails we all love to ride

Leverich trail work event
Saturday, June 4 at 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Leverich Canyon Trailhead
Leverich has seen some incredible improvements over the last couple of months, but much work remains to be done. Join us for National Trails Day to help churn out more improvements on Bozeman’s most ridden trail. Bring gloves, water, sunscreen and any tools you can provide for the day. The Dirt Concern will also have some tools on hand.
Carpool: Meet at the Oak Street Fairgrounds Parking Lot 8:15 a.m. Cars pull out at 8:30 a.m. Trailhead by 9 a.m. If you’re late, hike up the downhill. Bring enough water and food to last until quitting time at 3 p.m. BBQ after 3p.m. at the Trailhead.
Lewis and Clark State Park trail work event
Saturday, June 4 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park
Mark this day on your calendars because you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to get your hands dirty at one of our favorite early-season riding areas.
The event will kick off around 8:30 a.m. at L&C Caverns. L&C Caverns will provide lunch, so just bring some sturdy gloves, water and sunscreen. And don’t forget your mountain bike, as there will be time for some fun riding after digging!
If you’d like to carpool, many folks will meet at The Gear Wizard at 8:00 a.m.

2015 Trail Work Days

August 1, 2015 – WRP Wheeler Gulch Trail Work Day

Join us this Saturday, August 1st for an annual trail work day at the Wheeler Gulch Trail. Volunteers can meet at the South Cottonwood trailhead around 10:00 am or at the Wilderness Society building at 9:30 am to carpool (on the corner of Mendenhall and 5th Ave). Refreshments and snacks will be provided during and after the event, as well as instant karma and gratification. Please bring work gloves, water and a lunch. WRP will provide beverages and snacks after the event. Hope you can join us!

Wheeler Gulch diverges off of South Cottonwood at the third bridge and connects to the Little Bear/Big Bear drainage. This once forgotten trail has gotten a lot of attention over the last couple of summers, including a large reroute with a mini-excavator by the Forest Service on the upper section of the trail last July. We’ll be doing a large amount of tread finishing including debris removal, raking, and adding of drainage features, as well as usual brush cutting and cleaning.

For more information, contact Amy Katz at

June 6, 2015 – National Trails Day

The Dirt Concern Trail Work Day – Leverich Canyon
Saturday, June 6, 9:00 am
This trail has become wildly popular and we have adopted it and try to keep it awesome. We plan on repairing some corners as well as modifying the bridge to accommodate adaptive riders. We will meet at Altercycle (605 N. Wallace) at 9 am to carpool to the trail head. We will be maintaining corners, drainage, clearing the corridor, and with USFS supervision, we will be adapting the tread in one area as well as modification to an existing bridge to accommodate local adaptive riders. Bring gloves, water, snacks and a shovel or rake. We will provide specialty tools.Work wraps up around 2 pm and Altercycle will provide a BBQ. Ride to follow!

The Dirt Concern Trail Work Day – Lewis and Clark Caverns
Saturday, June 6, 9:00 am

With an unseasonably warm winter, Lewis & Clark Caverns was a popular destination this early season. Meet at the campground Pavilion at 9am. We plan on improving some tight switchbacks and back-sloping a few spots to widen the tread. Work wraps up around 2pm and lunch will be provided by the caverns. Bring gloves, snacks, sturdy shoes, and a steel rake if possible. We will provide specialty tools. Ride to follow!

WRP Trail Work Day – North Dry Creek
Saturday, June 6, 9:00 am 

Join WRP, US Forest Service and the Livingston Bike Club to help smooth out and put the finishing touches on the best new trail in the Gallatin Range.  This trail will be open to hikers, runners, horses, and mountain bikes!

WHERE: Meet in Livingston at the Yellowstone Ranger District Office, 5242 Highway 89 South. It’s approximately 20 miles south to the trailhead. Carpooling will be an option.WORK INVOLVED: We will be using a variety of trail construction tools to hand finish the trail. The mini-excavator did the bulk of the work but the backslope and tread still need to be smoothed and buffed. We will also install sign posts and markers along the trail.

DIFFICULTY: The new trail is about 2.5 miles long and is a moderately strenuous hike. The work involves swinging a pick or pulaski, raking, lifting, chopping, digging etc. It’s kind of like gardening but a lot more hard core.

WHAT TO BRING: Long pants and leather boots are required and a long-sleeve shirt is recommended. To avoid blisters and scratches wear gloves. Sunglasses or other eye protection is recommended. Bring a lunch or snacks and lots of water to drink (it’s called North Dry for a reason). Also, rain gear, warm layers, hat, sun block and bug spray will keep you more comfortable in variable conditions.

For more info click here.

GVLT Trail Work Day – Gallagator Trail
Saturday, June 6,  9:00 am

National Trails Day: On June 6th volunteers will get to work for National Trails Day! This year, volunteer crews will be resurfacing the Gallagator Trail. Meet at the Sculpture Park behind the GVLT Office (212 S. Wallace). Registration is at 8:30, volunteer crews will head out at 9am, and a free picnic lunch will be provided at noon by Schnee’s. Bring sunscreen, layers for weather, sturdy shoes, hat and gloves, shovels, rakes, and wheelbarrows if you can. Some tools will be available on-site. This is a family-friendly event! No RSVP necessary.

MMBA and Gallatin Valley Backcountry Horsemen Trail Work Day – Garnet Mountain Trail
Saturday, June 6, 9:00 am.

Join the Gallatin Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen and Montana Mountain Bike Alliance in a rerouting project on Garnet Mountain Trail #85. Garnet Lookout is a popular trail and it would be great to lend a helping hand with the reroute process. Over the years MMBA has joined the Horsemen on many projects. Working with them is always rewarding and entertaining. The work site is 2 miles up the trail, so plan on riding a bike up so you can enjoy the return at day’s end.

If you want to carpool, call Corey Biggers at 580-8096.

Please let Rich Inman know if you are planning on attending by June 2nd. You can reach Rich by phone at 388-1564 or email at The trailhead is about 19 miles south of Four Corners on Hwy-191 off the Squaw Creek/Shenango Road near the Baptist Church Camp. Parking is limited so car pool if you can. The part of the trail that we are going to work on is about 2 miles up the hill.

See our Facebook post of the trail at:

Other Trails Work Days

Trail work takes place on local trails on National Trails Day, and on select weekend days during summer.

GVBC’s trail work days  are organized by the mountain biking branch of GVBC, The Dirt Concern. See The Dirt Concern website (still under construction) for information on these events.

You can also join The Dirt Concern on Facebook for information on trail work days being planned this summer.

National Trails Day, Lewis and Clark Trail Work, 2014


Baldwin Park Trail Work Day Photos – 15 Sept 2012