The Whitefish Trail is a user supported, community-driven asset providing over 25 miles of natural surface trails and seven trailheads located in a forested, rural environment. The diverse trail system is appropriate for outdoor enthusiasts and families including hikers, dog walkers, mountain bikers, horseback riders and runners of all abilities.
The Whitefish Trail is comprised of stacked loops, scenic overlooks, beautiful single-track trail and gated logging roads. It is a fabulous portal into prime wildlife habitat, sweeping vistas, and mountainous recreational hubs. The Whitefish Trail is the result of a community collaborative project driven by Whitefish Legacy Partners, a local non-profit.
Lion Mountain Trailhead is located conveniently close to town, the trails at Lion Mountain provide access to a scenic overlook as well as loop options for quick family excursions. Unique to this trail is The Whitefish Interpretive Trail and Learning Pavilion (WIT) that is slated to open in 2014. WIT will offer an incredible open-air classroom in an inspiring learning environment and provide a needed gathering place to focus education and stewardship efforts for the community. WIT will be constructed within a half mile walk of the Lion Mountain trailhead and will offer ADA parking and trail access.
There are over 25 miles of multi-use trails that make up the Whitefish Trail system.
Lion Mountain Trailhead is accessible off Hwy 93 North, 2.2 miles from downtown Whitefish. Turn right on Lion Mountain Loop Road. Follow Lion Mountain Loop Road to trailhead.