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Guided Hikes



April 27Bear Aware Guided Hike

Family Friendly Hike – The bears are waking up this time of year, so come to Grouse Mountain Lodge to learn bear safety from retired Glacier National Park Ranger, Gary Moses. Gary now works at Counter Assault and teaches bear aware workshops around the country. Half of today’s workshop will be in the Glacier conference… Read more »





May 4Bear Aware Guided Hike

Family Friendly Hike – The bears are waking up this time of year, so come out to Lion Mountain to learn bear safety from retired Glacier National Park Ranger, Gary Moses. Gary now works at Counter Assault and teaches bear aware workshops around the country. Prepare for a short hike at Lion Mountain. Learn about Bear sign,… Read more »





May 6Wild Mushroom Hike

Family Friendly Hike – Spring rain always brings out the mushrooms!  Search for wild mushrooms and learn general classifications and identifying characteristics. Dale Johnson, who has been exploring the woods for wild mushrooms for over 25 years, will be guiding this spring hike in partnership with Imagine IF Libraries. Bring a basket to collect mushrooms. Guidebooks will… Read more »





May 11Running Analysis

Join physical therapist Scott Ruta, MPT, ATC, C. Ped. with Whitefish Therapy & Sport Center for a complimentary running analysis at Lion Mountain Trailhead. This information can help you be a more efficient and safe runner and may include suggestions on shoe fit and appropriate stretches to address any concerns.  Meet at Lion Mountain Trailhead… Read more »





June 3National Trails Day

Celebrate National Trails Day and join Whitefish Legacy Partners for a day of trail maintenance on the Whitefish Trail. The project will be co-led by Montana Conservation Corps Crew and Whitefish Legacy Partners. Crews will be working on brushing and clearing the trail corridor.  No trail work experience is necessary, just bring your own gloves,… Read more »





June 8Birding Guided Hike

Adult Guided Hike – Visit the many lakes surrounding Dollar Lake, and view nesting loons in Little Beaver Lake. Both novice and experienced birders and families are welcome on this outing. Binoculars are provided.  Dress for the weather and expect a 3 mile hike on the Whitefish Trail. Spotting scopes will be available to see the exquisite… Read more »





June 14Nature in Focus - Basic Digital Photography

Youth Photography Program – Join us for the first workshop of Nature in Focus program hosted by Whitefish Legacy Partners to introduce youth to outdoor photography. Open to students ages 12-18, the Nature in Focus workshops teach photographic composition and technique through hands-on demonstrations and constructive feedback. Each workshop takes place on the Whitefish Trail, culminating with an… Read more »





June 15Wildflower Walk

Family Friendly Hike – Meander through the woods and learn about the wide array of colorful wildflowers that line the Whitefish Trail. Learn how to identify local flowers using hand lenses and field guides provided during the hike. Registration not required and participation is FREE. Meet at the Lion Mountain Trailhead at 6:00 PM. For… Read more »





June 29Bear Aware Guided Hike

Family Friendly Hike – Come out and explore bear signs and safety along the trial.  Increase your animal awareness and confidence in travelling in bear country.  This family friendly outing will involve an easy one to two mile hike featuring instruction and hands-on use of inert bear spray. For more information about this hike and other… Read more »





July 12Nature in Focus - Mobile Phone Photography

Youth Photography Program – Join us for the second workshop of Nature in Focus program hosted by Whitefish Legacy Partners to introduce youth to outdoor photography. Open to students ages 12-18, the Nature in Focus weekend workshops teach photographic composition and technique through hands-on demonstrations and constructive feedback. Each workshop takes place on the Whitefish Trail,… Read more »





July 13Youth Clay Day

Youth Guided Hike – Children will hike and explore the Whitefish Trail to collect materials from nature, and use them to make relief impressions in clay, creating lasting memories in this free class. There is no age limit and we encourage adults and children to attend, but we ask that all children under the age… Read more »





July 19Forest Insects

Youth Guided Hike –Spend the morning at the Whitefish Trail Learning Pavilion exploring life cycles, food webs, and social issues of local insects. Activities will include an insect hunt, use of hand lenses, and an insect art project. Plan to meet at the Lion Mountain Trailhead and hike together to the WT Learning Pavilion. This… Read more »





July 27Kid's Sketch Walk

Youth Guided Hike –  Kids will learn observation skills and sketch natural objects during this guided hike.  Lead by local artists, this outing is geared towards children aged 8-12 years old. Meet at the Lion Mountain Trailhead and everyone will walk to the WT Learning Pavilion (about 1/2 mile).  This event is FREE and no… Read more »





August 1Kid's Meet a Tree Program

Youth Guided Hike – Kids will explore the Whitefish Trail to learn about local native trees through interactive activities engaging all the senses. The walk will culminate with an art activity at the Learning Pavilion.  No RSVP required and the program is FREE.  Meet at the Lion Mountain Trailhead to walk to the WT Learning Pavilion.  Event… Read more »





August 9Painting from Nature

Youth Guided Hike – Kids will explore the Whitefish Trail and become familiar with the plants, animals, birds and bugs that live alongside us in nature. They will then get a chance to capture what they observed using basic watercolor techniques.  Meet at the Lion Mountain Trailhead to walk to the WT Learning Pavilion at 10:00… Read more »





August 9Nature in Focus - Action Photography

Youth Photography Program – Join us for the third workshop of Nature in Focus program hosted by Whitefish Legacy Partners to introduce youth to outdoor photography. Open to students ages 12-18, the Nature in Focus weekend workshops teach photographic composition and technique through hands-on demonstrations and constructive feedback. Each workshop takes place on the Whitefish Trail,… Read more »





August 14Forest Explorer's Camp- Bear Week

Wrap up summer by spending time exploring on the Whitefish Trail! This week will focus on bear habitat, safety, biology, diet, physiology, lifestyle etc. Open to kids ages 6-10.  Limited space is available and pre-registration is required for morning and afternoon sessions. Come for one week or both! Campers will meet at the Lion Mountain… Read more »





August 21Forest Explorer's Camp- Furry Felines Week

Wrap up summer by spending time exploring on the Whitefish Trail! This four day camp includes hiking, games and art activities based on nature themes at the WT Learning Pavillion Open to kids ages 6-10. Limited space is available and pre-registration is required for morning and afternoon sessions. Come for one week or both! Campers will… Read more »





September 13Nature in Focus - Landscape Photography

Youth Photography Program – Join us for the fourth workshop of Nature in Focus program hosted by Whitefish Legacy Partners to introduce youth to outdoor photography. Open to students ages 12-18, the Nature in Focus weekend workshops teach photographic composition and technique through hands-on demonstrations and constructive feedback. Each workshop takes place on the Whitefish… Read more »





September 14Bear Aware Guided Hike

Family Friendly Hike – Come out and explore bear signs and safety along the trial.  Increase your animal awareness and confidence in travelling in bear country.  This family friendly outing will involve an easy one to two mile hike featuring instruction and hands-on use of inert bear spray. For more information about this hike and other… Read more »





October 1Wild Mushroom Hike

Family Friendly Hike –  Search for wild mushrooms and learn general classifications and identifying characteristics.  Dale Johnson, who has been exploring the woods for wild mushrooms for over 25 years, will be guiding this fall hike.  Meet at the Woods Lake Trailhead at 2:00 PM Devvi Morgan photo.





October 15Nature in Focus - Fall Foliage/Creative Portrait

Youth Photography Program – Join us for the final workshop of Nature in Focus program hosted by Whitefish Legacy Partners to introduce youth to outdoor photography. Open to students ages 12-18, the Nature in Focus weekend workshops teach photographic composition and technique through hands-on demonstrations and constructive feedback. Each workshop takes place on the Whitefish Trail,… Read more »