Summer Events

Join us this spring and summer for our public events!

Kid Specific Events

Join PPLT members for our Summer Kids’ Hikes. Bring the kids for one or all three hikes as there will be different things to explore and learn as the summer goes on. We ask that the kids are accompanied by a supervisor, have proper sun protection and clothing for the weather, and bring their own water. 

Kid’s Hike – June 12, at 5:30 p.m. – Meet PPLT members, Dawn and Peggy at the Diehl Drive Trailhead.

Kid’s Hike – July 10, at 5:30 p.m. – Meet PPLT members, Brad and Kristen at  the Mt Helena Trailhead.

Kid’s Hike – August 14, at 5:30 p.m. – Meet PPLT members, Sandi and Jill, and the Diehl Drive Trailhead.


Trail Events

Join Prickly Pear Land Trust staff and volunteers in giving back to the trails that are such a big part of living in Helena. These events are fun for the entire family and we always have a variety of tasks to match everyone’s ability and interest. Prickly Pear Land Trust will provide the tools and instruction on trail work. We also have gloves, if you need them. You need to bring:

We typically work rain or shine. However, we will not work if there are storms in the area that contain high winds or lightning. In the event of unfavorable weather, we will make the determination to reschedule the event 1.5 hours before the workday and post the cancellation notice on our website and Facebook page.

Several trail maintenance opportunities are available throughout the season. Mark your calendar now and plan to participate in one of the following service events.

Mt Helena Wildflower Walk – May 24, at 7 p.m.

Community Trail Work Day – May 21, at 5:30 p.m.

National Trails Day – June 2, 8:00 a.m.

Community Trail Work Day – June 18, at 5:30

Community Trail Work Day – July 16, at 5:30

Location is to be determined. 

Community Trail Work Day – September 17, at 5:30

Location is to be determined.

*On Monday, August 20, a volunteer appreciation event is planned. Check back here for more details.

*All events are kid/family friendly but call our office with any questions (406) 442-0490.