Saturday, June 2, is National Trails Day. The Bitterroot National Forest and a lot of volunteers are spending the day doing some needed trail maintenance throughout the valley.

This is the  fifth year that the forest has used the national observance to get some trail work done before the heavy summer traffic into the forest.

The Bitterroot Back Country Horsemen will be working on Larry Creek Trail on the Stevensville Ranger District.

The Bitterroot Backcountry Cyclists (BBC) will be at the Warm Springs Creek Trail and Fire Creek Trail on the Sula Ranger District.

The Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation will have members working on the Boulder Creek Trail on the West Fork Ranger District.

And the Selway-Pintler Back Country Horsemen will join with members of the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation to work on the McClain Slide on McClain Creek on the Stevensville Ranger District.

The American Hiking Society established the first Saturday in June as National Trails Day, according to Tod McKay, Public Affairs Officer of the Bitterroot National Forest.