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Map Sites
Whitefish Lake State Park
(2.1 miles / 3.4 km)
Bar W Guest Ranch
(0.7 miles / 1.1 km)
Winter on Whitefish Lake
(2.6 miles / 4.3 km)
Regional Perspectives
Eating Local
(10.4 miles / 16.8 km)
Local Topics
Hugh Rogers Dog Park
(4.5 miles / 7.2 km)
Make A Difference
FarmHands Map
(2.9 miles / 4.6 km)
Whitefish Lake Institute
(3.3 miles / 5.4 km)
Travelers for Open Lands
(3.4 miles / 5.4 km)


Heidi Van Everen

Whitefish Legacy Partners


PO Box 1895
Whitefish, MT 59937
The Whitefish Trail - Whitefish Legacy Partners
LAT: 48.4085
LON: -114.4083
Elevation: 3176 FT (968 M)
Short Introduction to Trail

Directly outside downtown Whitefish, there is a trail that whisks walkers, runners, hikers, bikers, and equestrians away through mile upon mile of public and private lands: it’s called the Whitefish Trail.

We have constructed 22 miles of trails open year-round to hikers, bikers, and equestrians. For a trail map, visit

Highlights and Best Features of this Trail

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.

Trail Distance

There are over 25 miles of multi-use trails that make up the Whitefish Trail system.

Type of Trail Experience

Multiple Trailheads

Trail is Universally Accessible
Trail is Child Friendly
Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark

Whitefish Trail Map available here:

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. To return to town, turn left from parking lot onto Lion Mountain Loop Road and continue past State Park to return to Hwy 93.

Skyles Connection is accessible off Hwy 93 North, 3.5 miles from downtown Whitefish. Turn right on Skyles Lake Lane and continue to trailhead 0.3 miles. Maximum parking 6 vehicles.

Beaver Trailhead is accessible off Hwy 93 North, 7.5 miles from downtown Whitefish. Turn right on Beaver Lake Road, continue 1.6 miles. Trailhead is just past Stillwater Mountain Lodge.

Lupfer Trailhead is accessible off Hwy 93 North, 11.8 miles from downtown Whitefish. Turn right on Lupfer Road, continue 1.1 miles, bear right at Y-intersection and continue 0.4 miles to trailhead.

Swift Creek Trailhead is accessible off East Lakeshore Drive. Head north on Baker from downtown Whitefish, over the viaduct. Continue as road turns into Wisconsin Ave, then East Lakeshore Drive. Pass (but do not turn onto) Big Mountain Road, continue 5.9 miles to trailhead.