Whitney Tilt led a wildflower hike on Friday to teach people about the different flora in the area.
"The flowers come and they come out like a tongue" he said, holding up a flower and explaining how to identify it.
He hoped to help hikers appreciate the beauty that surrounds Bozeman's trails.
"This time it's a wildflower explore- not just a plain old hike and missing all the fun stuff" said 7-year-old hiker Hayden Lewis, who was Tilt's best and brightest student on the hike.
"It makes hiking so much more enjoyable- because they're little puzzles to have along the way" Tilt said.
His hike was part of the Longest Day of Trails. The Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT)- which is the organization the helps build and maintain our local trails- holds the event each year as a membership drive, and to get Bozemanites out on the 60 miles of trails the area offers.
"It's just a chance to bring the community together" said GVLT Executive Director Penelope Pierce. "We have hundreds of people who turn out for this."
Participants also enjoyed the trials by bikes, as the GVLT hosted rides along different trail loops throughout the day.
"I was on a loop earlier, and this woman says 'I live right here and I didn't even know about this trail! This is beautiful!" said one of the Longest Day of Trail guides Alex Lussier.
Pierce said it was great to see hikers and bike riders exploring new trails, and learning more about GVLT.
"We want people to realize... it's for bikers, and runners, and dog walkers and baby strollers" she said. "The trails are wonderful and they're open for everyone."
Click here to learn more about the Gallatin Valley Land Trust.