The Grouse Mountain Trail, which runs from Mosier Gulch west to the Bighorn National Forest will be officially dedicated in a ceremony Saturday morning.
The multi-use trail was completed last fall, but the Buffalo Trails Board decided to hold the dedication this summer.
Bill Cooley, Chairman of the Buffalo Trails Board, said the trail has been in the works, off and on, for a number of years since board members Bill Mentock and Norb Lyle began looking into the possibility of a trail through the area to tie-in with National Forest trails above.
Cooley said the “coolest thing” about the project is the cooperation between the Trails Board, the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, City of Buffalo and the Johnson County Recreation Board that all saw the value in the project and worked together to make the trail a reality.
Cooley tells us a little about the trail itself.
The ceremony will be at 10am Saturday at the Mosier Gulch Picnic area, then west at the trailhead along the creek to the dam. Parking will be available at the picnic are and at the dam, and light refreshments will be offered.
The ceremony on Saturday will recognize some of the people who helped get the trail built, Cooley said.
A group hike will be offered on the trail after the ceremony.