Gallatin Valley Land Trust and Bozeman Health are teaming up on a short but “super beneficial” trail in Bozeman.
The new half-mile trail, named the Wellness Trail, will connect people who use the Gallatin Mental Health Center to the Bozeman trail system. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that once complete the new segment will link a 4.5 mile network of trails around the Highland Glen Nature Preserve with Haggerty Lane. The trail corridor skirts the mental health center and residential and commercial neighborhoods, including some affordable housing units.
“Trails are where community happens,” said EJ Porth, associate director for the Gallatin Valley Land Trust. “This is about removing barriers to access. This is about equity.”
Photo: Gallatin Valley Land Trust and Bozeman Health have partnered to create a new half-mile trail to connect the Highland Glen Nature Preserve to the Gallatin Mental Health Center and the surrounding residential area. Rachel Leathe/Chronicle