Educational Hikes and Workshops

Join us this summer on a series of interpretive hikes led by local experts throughout the A-B. Hear from local geologists, botanists, miners, and wilderness activists, and explore a topic while hiking a relevant trail. Hikes are FREE, but you do need to sign up to reserve a spot. Check out the various hikes offered below!

2021 Educational Hikes and Workshops, 2022 Coming Soon

Hike TopicDateLocationPresenterHike LengthStatus
Botany and Plant ID6/6/21North Fork Bear Creek, GardinerHeidi Anderson8 MilesCompleted
Historic Mine Visit and Discussion6/17/21Mountain View Mine, NyePatrick Pierson, Ennis Geraghty, Tom Kircher, Randy Weimer1 MileCompleted
The Sagebrush Sea Meets the Beartooth Front6/19/21Eastern Beartooth FrontJeff DiBenedetto1 MileCompleted
Trail Building Workshop With Sunnyside Farms6/21/21Clyde ParkABWF StaffN/ACompleted
Climate Change, Whitebark Pine, Grizzlies6/26/21Emigrant Peak, Paradise ValleyJesse Logan, Patrick Cross7-9 Miles Completed
Trail Building Workshop With Sunnyside Farms6/28/21Suce CreekABWF StaffN/A Completed
Ethnobotany, Cheyenne Beliefs, Connection With The Landscape8/15/21Lake Fork Rock CreekLinwood Tall Bull1-2 Completed
LBTQ Hike to Glacier Lake8/28/21Glacier LakeABWF Staff, Phoenix Pearl Tea & Games5 Completed
Whitebark Pine: A Treeline Keystone Species8/29/21Beartooth PassJeff DiBenedetto2-3 Miles Completed

Hike Descriptions and Sign-ups:

Birding Suce Creek Trail
Jul 10, 2022

Presenter: John Parker has over 35 years of experience hiking and birding in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Description: The Suce Creek Trail is a six-mile trail at the north end of Paradise Valley. This trail climbs 1,100 feet through a nice mix of habitat types commonly found in the lower elevations of the Absoroka-Beartooth Wilderness. The diverse habitats are home to many of the birds that breed in the forests of this area. We should see and hear at least twenty-five species of birds, including many of the common breeding birds such as Western Tanager, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Warbling Vireo. Other more uncommon birds like American Three-toed Woodpecker, Williamson’s Sapsucker, and Dusky Grouse may also be encountered along this trail. We will be paying special attention to the bird songs and calls during this hike, so the pace will be slow.

There are a couple steam crossings that require either shallow wading or hopping on rocks or logs to cross, depending on water levels (hiking poles could be handy).

Meeting Time and Locations: 7:45 AM at the Suce Creek Trailhead

Location on Google Maps:

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How you can Volunteer: We know that many of you have expertise in diverse fields: geology, botany, archeology, etc. If you would like to help the ABWF lead a hike or present a campground talk, we’d love to involve you! Contact us: [email protected].

We’ll continue to roll out new hikes and opportunities throughout the spring and summer.