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Map Sites
Whitefish Lake State Park
(2.1 miles / 3.4 km)
Bar W Guest Ranch
(0.5 miles / 0.9 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 - Lion Mountain Trailhead
LAT: 48.4085
LON: -114.4083
Elevation: 3176 FT (968 M)
Short Introduction to Trail

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.  

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.

Full Description of this Recreation Trail

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.

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

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.