Trail Updates

South Hills trail that closed in July reopens with permanent easement

October 17th, 2021

After closing to the public in July, Montana City’s primary access to the South Hills Trail System has reopened with an easement that will keep it public forever.

Greenway FAQ #2

January 15th, 2021

Many of you have asked and PPLT has answered! Here are some responses to frequently asked questions regarding the Prickly Pear Creek Greenway project.

Land Transfer Launches East Helena Project

January 1st, 2021

The transfer of two properties, totalling 323 acres along Prickly Pear Creek begins the multi-Year Greenway and parkland project. Green space is a part of a bright East Helena future.

Greenway Project gains 322 acres

December 31st, 2020

Helena Independent Record Coverage: The East Helena Greenway Project took a big step to becoming reality as officials said Thursday 322 acres of former ASARCO property has been transferred to Prickly Pear Land Trust.

Our Scratchgravel Stance—PPLT Submits Balanced-Use Suggestion in BLM Recreation Area

November 23rd, 2020

Where there’s recreation and conservation, PPLT makes your voice heard. As the BLM looks to streamline management in the Scratchgravel Hills, PPLT outlines our goal - excerpt from fall 2020 newsletter.

PPLT Goes to Washington for Community Partnership Award

December 9th, 2019

In December of 2019 PPLT received a 2019 Army Community Partnership Award at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.


August 19th, 2019


Support the Tradition of Montana’s Outdoors

March 26th, 2019

Learn why Prickly Pear Land Trust is a proponent of SB 24 -– a simple, practical step toward maintaining the lands we depend on for work and play.

Letter to the Trail Community from PPLT’s Board of Directors

November 27th, 2018

PPLT connects people to the land in all ways: on a horse, bike, your own feet, in a wheelchair, running, or playing with your children.

Nuggets from Helena: ‘Go all, and go often’: The lure of Mt. Helena

August 20th, 2018

Restoration and preservation — these words get batted around a lot these days, and they usually require significant effort from those who want to save threatened buildings or landscapes from destruction.