Trails bond program

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2015_04_01-Bond-Logo-PNGIn November of 2014, Missoula County residents voted to approve a County-wide $42,000,000 Parks & Trails Bond, for the purpose of expanding or improving park and recreational opportunities in Missoula County. A portion of this bond funding—$3 million—is set aside for the purpose of building or improving county trails to provide additional opportunities for recreation, access to public lands, and connections between communities.  

The Trails Bond Program encourages applications for all types of trails – commuter, recreational, fitness, equestrian, ski trails, and more. Project sponsors are asked to demonstrate community support through partnerships and secured or pending project funding sources. 

Trails Bond Program Fact Sheet

Project evaluation scorecard


Learn more about the Trails Bond Program through this video


Have an idea for a trail project?

Contact Parks and Trails Coordinator, John Stegmaier, (406) 258-3458 to discuss your idea and learn more about the application process. 

Ready to Apply?

Download and fill out the Level-I application, linked below in both Word and PDF versions.    

Word version

PDF version

Send completed applications to the Parks, Trails, and Open Lands Program via email or mail at:           

Missoula County Parks, Trails, & Open Lands
Attn: Trails Bond Program
200 West Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802 

Applications Received

  1.  Grant Creek Trails Association - Grant Creek Trail Phase 2 (County) (received 1/6/2017)
  2.  Friends of 2 Rivers - Bonner Streetcar Trail (received 1/12/2017)
  3.  New Meadows County Park
  4. Milltown State Park