Hiking in Kalispell: Herron Park

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Our first hike as residents of Montana took place just a few days after we arrived in our new hometown of Kalispell. We were looking for something in the area that would allow us to get a little fresh air and exercise without a long drive, and we located Herron Park on a map.

 

Only about 10 minutes outside of Kalispell, Herron Park is convenient and has various options for visitors. The area is popular with mountain bikers, joggers, hikers and horseback riders. We saw all of the above except horses but we did see evidence they were there recently!

 

From the park entrance, we followed Notch Trail up to where it met the Overlook Trail, and then we took Overlook Trail to Foy's Overlook so we could see the area from above. If you look at the photo below of the Kalispell vista, you might be able to see a long white building on the right middle of the photo. Our car is parked there. So the trail did increase our altitude somewhat.

 

On the return walk, we followed the Overlook Trail to the Direct Route, a round trip of a little less than 4 miles. This was really more of a walk than a hike as the trails were all very well cleared and contained easy slopes.

 

Hiking in Kalispell: Herron ParkThere are a lot more options for hikes at this park. Herron Park includes Plum Creek Road Trail which travels about 3.3 miles until it connects with the Chase Trail. Taking Chase, you can hike to the Chase Overlook, which is about another mile. And from there you could take the "Foy's to Blacktail Trail" which is a nearly 14 mile hike. We were not feeling that energetic!

 

The park also has horse stables and restrooms (outhouses).

 

If you're looking for somewhere to go for a hike in the Kalispell area, try Herron Park. It's convenient, and has many options for trails and activities. We loved it!

 

 

Originally posted at thehousekat.com.

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

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Grand Lux Realty, Inc.

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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again Kat. Clearly you are finding special places in your new area.

Aug 31, 2019 05:23 AM #1
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Scott Godzyk
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It sounds like such fun. My last trip to Montana was a couple of years ago, so i am over due to go back. We stayed outside of Bigsky where I have relatives and explored Big Sky and into Yellowstone. I love it in MT. 

Aug 31, 2019 05:30 AM #2
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Kat - it looks as if you are quickly accquainted yourself with the Kalispell area.  Here's to more adventures!

Aug 31, 2019 05:40 AM #3
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Lise Howe
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Soumds like you are settling right in to your new home! Congrats on such a quick transition

Aug 31, 2019 05:56 AM #4
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Kat... you certainly didn't let any grass grow under your feet once you arrived in Montana. Trust you are settling in well.

Aug 31, 2019 05:59 AM #5
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Will Hamm
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Hello Kat,  You are getting the lay of the land pretty fast already.  You pick  a great area to move to.

 

Aug 31, 2019 06:12 AM #6
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Kat Palmiotti
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Sheila Anderson - Good morning! There is so much to explore here. We might never been finished!

Scott Godzyk - that part of Montana is beautiful! Next time come north to the Glacier Park area. Ahhh.

Thank you Michael Jacobs - Adventure keeps life interesting.

Aug 31, 2019 06:14 AM #7
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
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Thank you Lise Howe - We were living in an RV park this past week and are now in a rental home waiting for our new home to be built. But it's all good!

Nina Hollander - We've been running around like crazy NY people trying to get a ton of things done right away. I think we should relax a bit this weekend. (But we wont')

 

Aug 31, 2019 06:16 AM #8
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So you decided to make the big move out west? Such a beautiful state! Enjoy the weather...it is borderline shocking how much better it is than NY in the Winter...lol

Aug 31, 2019 06:26 AM #9
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Kat- sounds exciting to be a the beginning of a new adventure.  I am sure you will have found a trail log before too long.

Aug 31, 2019 06:40 AM #10
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Herron Park sounds like a place I'd enjoy, Kat! It's great that you're out and about, exploring your new surroundings.

Aug 31, 2019 07:24 AM #11
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Kat,

How nice to explore your brand new surroundings.  Wishing you a wonderful relaxing time in settling in.  A

Aug 31, 2019 11:21 AM #12
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Hi Kat Palmiotti,

Congratulations on the big move!  This is so exciting.  I can't wait to hear about all the details as you settle in. 

Aug 31, 2019 01:08 PM #13
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Hi Kat- You two have really settled into your new home area!!!  We're all going to love looking over your shoulder as you discover more new hiking trails. 

Aug 31, 2019 01:44 PM #14
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Hi Kat Palmiotti - After that long, long drive to get to Montana, you will never be sitting idle in a long car ride like that again. Your legs are meant for hiking and your boots are made for walking! Your words exude happiness - I can feel your energy oozing through your blog posts! 

I can't wait....

Sep 05, 2019 03:16 PM #15
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Kat Palmiotti
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The House Kat

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - I met another NY-er who now lives here and she told me the winters are not bad at all. We shall see!

It would be really cool to find a trail log, Grant Schneider - or to establish one. :-)

Lottie Kendall - I've been out checking out the area. It's so interesting to be somewhere where I don't even know where anything is. What an experience!

Sep 05, 2019 03:34 PM #16
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
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Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel - I have not been relaxing too much, but then again, I was never good at that. 

Thank you Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - It really has been quite the experience so far!

Kathy Streib - I think the next hike will be somewhere without a scary entrance road. Haha.

 

Sep 05, 2019 03:36 PM #17
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Kat Palmiotti
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - Oh my, I really am not cut out for sitting in a car for hours and hours. I got better as the trip went on, but I'd still much rather be running around doing things.

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Kat Palmiotti - I know exactly what you mean. An infant is the best example. At first, they lay around and do nothing except let out a cry. They thrash a bit. Once they start to crawl or move those limbs, the magic starts to happen. And when they begin to walk, YAHOO! They never want to lay around again until.... they are teenage boys. 

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