Trail Conditions

logo-circleThe most up to date trail conditions are listed below. We depend on users to be our eyes and ears on the trail – please send any information on trail conditions to

*Note:  The trail is vulnerable to damage during wet and muddy conditions. Riding horses and bikes on water logged and soft trails can create ruts that channel water and lead to excessive erosion. All trail users are urged to avoid using the trail when muddy conditions exist.

May 15, 2019Mid May Trail Report

Wildflower season has officially started on the Whitefish Trail. Arrowleaf balsamroot is in full show, especially on exposed, western terrain while Heartleaf arnica, Indian paintbrush, and serviceberry are just starting to bloom. Every day, the underbrush turns more green as huckleberries and rocky mountain maple leaf out. May is the perfect time to be outside…. Read more »

May 1, 2019Early May Trail Report

27 miles of perfect trail. Last weekend, we left the house early on Saturday morning to dodge the impending spring storm that would bring cold, soaking rains and a dusting of snow to the valley. We quickly gained the single track of Lion Mountain and dropped down the cliff band towards Skyles and Beaver Lakes…. Read more »

Apr 3, 2019Early April Trail Report

What a difference a month makes! With longer days and plenty of sunshine, the Whitefish Trail is quickly melting out. South Spencer, Lupfer, Lion Mountain, and Skyles are 95% snow-free with only those stubborn, shaded corners holding slivers of snow. Beaver Lakes and Swift Creek are a little slower to melt out with those trails… Read more »

Mar 18, 2019Mid-March Trail Report

Who is ready for trail season? Spring is a funny time in NW Montana. With the coldest start to March in recent memory, temperatures can swing wildly during a month that struggles to find its identity. The Kalispell airport set a daily record low temperature on March 4th of -20F, and next week, the forecast… Read more »

Feb 12, 2019Mid-February Trail Report

by Alan Myers-Davis, WLP Director of Development  Winter has finally arrived in full force in Northwest Montana. With several recent snow storms and more on the way, the Whitefish Trail is finally feeling like a winter wonderland. Snow blankets the landscape and hangs lightly to every tree branch and pine needle. This week during an… Read more »