Four Bear Hike Celebrates Trails System
Written by Andrew-Rossi on May 24, 2018
A community hike next weekend will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System.
The Bureau of Land Management is hosting the hike on the Four Bear Trail on the North Fork. But it’s not just a leisurely walk in the forest – participants will have the opportunity to help install new signs at the trailhead and mile markers along their way up Four Bear Mountain. BLM officials say that the free hike is in the spirit of shared conservation stewardship.
National Trails Day is the nation’s largest celebration of trails. Each year, on the first Saturday of June, the American Hiking Society and the trails community invite Americans of all ages and abilities to participate in a National Trails Day event.
Hikers will meet at 8 a.m. at the BLM Cody Field Office to caravan to the trailhead, and the hike will take 4-6 hours. Participants should wear durable hiking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather, and bring work gloves, sunscreen, snacks, water and a lunch, as well as bear spray if they have it. And hikers should be aware that the four-mile trail is moderate in difficulty between the trail head and where it meets the Shoshone National Forest boundary – from there it connects to many trails on the forest.