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.

Dec 20, 2017Mid-December Trail Report

The lack of snow in late November and early December provided a few extra weeks of mountain biking and hiking on the Whitefish Trail. This week’s snow storm, however, signifies a stark change in recreation on our local public lands. Mountain bikes and trail running shoes will be put away until March or April, while… Read more »

Nov 8, 2017Early November Trail Report Welcome to Winter!

An abrupt transition to winter arrived last week as temperatures dropped and snow started piling up throughout the Flathead Valley. Winter is the perfect time to get out on the Whitefish Trail. Game trails materialize as animal tracks coalesce into a quilt-work of highways and byways, and the muffled silence of snowfall begs introspection. Grab… Read more »

Oct 19, 2017Mid-October Trail Report

As I walked through the old-growth of Swift Creek, bright yellow birch and cottonwood trees complimented hues of red from Rocky Mountain maples. The larch trees seem a bit slow to turn this year, but rest assured that in a week or two, flaming orange groves will stand out against a sea of evergreen. Fall… Read more »

Sep 28, 2017Late September Trail Report: Fire Restrictions Lifted

Mini-excavators are once again crawling their way up to Whitefish Mountain Resort property, creating world-class trails along the way. The fire restrictions that slowed and even stopped progress most of the summer have been lifted, and trail crews are working hard to make up time. With snow less than 2 months away, we are still… Read more »

Aug 16, 2017Mid-August Trail Report

It’s amazing how a couple of crisp mornings can temp the arrival of fall. It won’t be long before pumpkin lattes, beers, and chai-spiced teas dominate local menus and grocery store shelves. Not to worry, however, there is still plenty of summer left to enjoy the Whitefish Trail. The rain of last weekend temporarily improved… Read more »