The Whitefish Trail

Enjoy the great outdoors when you get away to Whitefish, Montana. Not only does Whitefish offer convenient proximity to the wonders of Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest, but the town itself is also home to a network of even more trail mileage with The Whitefish Trail. When you vacation in Whitefish, there’s never a shortage of terrain to be explored!

Journey Down the Whitefish Trail

12 trailheads and over 42 miles of paths make up the Whitefish Trail network, providing ample space to get out and explore the area not far from your Whitefish, MT vacation rental. Not just for hiking, the Whitefish Trail also offers opportunities for bikers, runners, skiers, and equestrians to enjoy the natural areas that surround Whitefish. Stacked loops, scenic overlooks, single‐track trails, and gated logging roads make up the Whitefish Trail, forming a comprehensive network that offers a myriad of options.

For a route close to town, consider heading out on the Lion Mountain trails. Here there is a 3-mile loop that offers a scenic overlook of Skyles Lake. Also close to town are the Reservoir trails, where you can stroll and picnic along the banks of Viking Creek and enjoy views of Blacktail Mountain and Whitefish Lake. The Beaver Lake area of the Whitefish Trail offers plenty of space to explore. This tucked away area is packed with fishing, hiking, and camping opportunities. With over 7 lakes, scenic lookouts, and trails of varied distances, Beaver Lake is a favorite for both local and visiting families.

Even during winter months, many areas of the Whitefish Trail remain a viable option for activities. When snow has blanketed the ground, consider heading to the Big Mountain area to explore via cross-country skis. Located just below Whitefish Mountain Resort, skiers can enjoy 23 kilometers of groomed Nordic trails. Linked with several other trail networks, there are many options for extended your route.

Cyclists will want to be sure to explore the Spencer Mountain area of the Whitefish Trail. Historic trails and gated roads offer plenty of room for off-road exploration. Pause to catch your breath along a scenic ridgetop or challenge your riding skills with the technical single-track trails.

Plan Your Whitefish Getaway

Whether you simply want to enjoy a quiet walk through nature or you’re an avid cyclist, hiker, or equestrian, the Whitefish Trail offers a convenient venue for exploration for those who are staying in Whitefish, MT! Still in need of Whitefish accommodations? Browse our listings today!

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