The Hungry Lion project is a Forest Service project in the area of Hungry Horse and Coram. The project includes assorted forestry projects including commercial logging and fuels reduction efforts, as well as two trail projects.
The trail projects involve the established Desert Mountain Trail and the Lion Lake Trail. Both of these trails are well established and popular, but they were not "official" forest service trails, despite the fact that both trails have existed for decades. The Hungry Lion project makes both of these trails official Forest Service system trails, which means, among other things, they are eligible for USFS maintenance. The project also includes the improvement of a climbing route for the Lion Lake Trail, which would better establish a loop opportunity.
This project has been approved by the Forest Service, and in 2019 FAMB was awarded $10,000 by the Flathead County Resource Advisory Committee to conduct work on these trails during the summer of 2020 in conjunction with the Forest Service and Montana Conservation Corps. That work will include a number of minor re-routes on the Lion Lake Trail, and maintenance on the Desert Mountain Trail to address overgrown portions of the trail and areas where the trail has slumped off the hill.