Guided Hikes

Pre-registration is now required for WLP’s free outdoor education events. Registration links can be found in each event’s description.



March 4Guided Hike Test

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January 31Science on Snow Guided Hike

A series of guided hikes and environmental education opportunities will be happening on the Whitefish Trail this winter. The series… Read more »





June 1National Trails Day at Lion Mountain

Love the Whitefish Trail? Here’s your chance to give back with a little elbow grease! Whether you’re an old pro… Read more »





June 18Fit Trail Hike

The public is invited to join the “Fit Trail Hike” on Thursday, June 18th, meeting at the Skyles Trailhead at… Read more »





June 8Wildflower Walk with MT Native Plant Society

Meander through the woods with the Montana Native Plant Society and learn about the wide array of colorful wildflowers that… Read more »





June 16Wildflower Walk

Meander through the woods and learn about the wide array of colorful wildflowers that line the Whitefish Trail. Learn how… Read more »





May 21Bear Aware Guided Hike

Come out and explore bear signs and safety along the trail. Increase your animal awareness and confidence in travelling in… Read more »





April 23Kalispell Bear Aware Presentation

The bears are waking up this time of year, so join Whitefish Legacy Partners, REI, and ImagineIF Kalispell to learn… Read more »





May 19Bear Aware Guided Hike

Family Friendly Hike – Come out and explore bear signs and safety along the trail. Increase your animal awareness and… Read more »





September 10Fall Bear Aware Guided Hike with Counter Assault

The bears are getting ready for winter this time of year, so come out to Lion Mountain to learn about… Read more »





April 13Bear Aware Presentation with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks: Whitefish

Join us for an informative, in-person presentation with Lori Roberts, Research Assistant on the Grizzly Bear Trend Monitoring Team, and… 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… Read more »





April 23Spring Bear Aware Guided Hike with Counter Assault

Come out with Whitefish Legacy Partners and Counter Assault to explore bear behavior and safety along the trail. Increase your… 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… Read more »





June 11Birding Guided Hike

A series of guided hikes are scheduled on the Whitefish Trail this season. The next outing in the series is… Read more »





May 12Bike Fit and Ride on the Whitefish Trail

Learn the basics on bike fit for optimal posture and power. You will have the opportunity to adjust your own… Read more »





June 18Picture Your World

The first children’s program will be a nature photography hike on Thursday, June 18th. This hike is free and participants… Read more »





June 24Wild Wings

Another wonderful guided birding walk on the Whitefish Trail to be held at Lion Mountain Trailhead.  Join staff from the Wild Wings… Read more »





July 20Fire Ecology Guided Hike

Fire is an essential ecological process vital to the health of ecosystems in the landscapes of the Northern Rocky Mountains…. Read more »





September 21Fit Trail Hike

Join the Whitefish Walkers and local physical therapists for a hike at Lion Mountain. Physical therapists will introduce stretches and… Read more »





July 28Bike Fit and Ride

Learn the basics on bike fit for optimal posture and power. You will have the opportunity to adjust your own… Read more »





July 29CANCELLED - Forest Discovery Guided Hike

Unfortunately the Forest Discovery Hike has been cancelled for this Wednesday.  Thanks for your interest and look forward to next… Read more »





September 13Wildlife/Urban Interface - Speaker Series

Russ Talmo with Defenders of Wildlife will speak at Learning Pavilion on the Whitefish Trail on September 13th. Russ is a former… Read more »





September 25Fall Wild Mushroom Hike

Search for wild mushrooms and learn general classifications and identifying characteristics.  Dale Johnson, who has been exploring the woods for… Read more »





September 20Wild Mushroom Hike

All this rain is bringing out the mushrooms!  Search for wild mushrooms and learn general classifications and identifying characteristics.  Dale… Read more »





September 20Economics of Politics and Place- Speaker Series

The second of three Speaker Series on The Whitefish Trail. Current City Council Member and former Mayor of Whitefish, Andy… Read more »





September 27Geology of NW Montana - Speaker Series

Ever wonder why there are ocean fossils in the mountains and so much clay or gravel in your yard?  Learn about… Read more »





November 1Dollar Lake Grand Opening!

Whitefish Legacy Partners (WLP) invites the public to a Whitefish Trail Grand Opening on November 1, 2015 at 3:00 p.m…. Read more »





August 6Forest Explorer's Camp- Week 1

Wrap up summer by spending time exploring on the Whitefish Trail with hiking, games, art projects, and more! Open to… Read more »





August 13Forest Explorer's Camp- Week 2

Wrap up summer by spending time exploring on the Whitefish Trail! This four day camp includes hiking, games and art… Read more »





July 16Speaker Series: Open Lands Month Celebration

Flathead Land Trust, a WLP partner, has been working to conserve the greater Flathead Valley’s agricultural lands, forests, river corridors,… 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… Read more »





June 22Kids' Clay Day

Children will hike and explore the Whitefish Trail to collect materials from nature, and use them to make relief impressions… Read more »





June 16Kids' Forest Critters

Discover the critters of the Whitefish Trail on a 1-2 mile nature walk. This event is free and suitable for… Read more »





July 21Kids' Nature Mobiles

Children will explore the Whitefish Trail to collect materials from nature to create their own mobile to take home. This… Read more »





July 23Kid's Sketch Walk

Children will learn observational skills and sketch natural objects during this guided hike.  Artist Andrea Brew and Education Specialist Kim… 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… Read more »





August 7Kid's Meet a Tree Program

Kids will explore the Whitefish Trail to learn about local native trees through interactive activities engaging all the senses. The walk… 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… Read more »





August 12Watercolors in the Woods

Kids will explore the Whitefish Trail and become familiar with the plants, animals, birds and bugs that live alongside us… Read more »





June 28Kids' Painting from Nature

Kids will explore the Whitefish Trail and become familiar with the plants, animals, birds and bugs that live alongside us… Read more »





January 22Snow Science Guided Hike

Join Whitefish Legacy Partners on a Snow Science guided hike on Sunday January 22nd, 2017 at 2:00-4:00 pm at the… Read more »





June 30Nature Photography

Adult Guided Hike – Bring your camera out on the Whitefish Trail and learn about basic camera settings, exposure, aperture,… Read more »





August 25Field Sketching

Unfortunately this hike has been cancelled.  Thank you for understanding and for being interested in our programs!





September 22Nature Writing for Adults

Join local writer and author Michael Jamison and Whitefish Trail Education Specialist Kim Corette for an informative writing workshop on… Read more »





June 20Nature in Focus - June

Youth Photography Program – Join us for the first workshop of Nature in Focus program hosted by Whitefish Legacy Partners to introduce… Read more »





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… Read more »





September 13CANCELLED Nature in Focus - Youth Landscape Photography

Tonight’s workshop has been cancelled due to smoke from wildfires. It will be rescheduled on October 15th from 4-7 PM… 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… 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… Read more »





September 18Nature in Focus - Advanced Tricks

Youth Photography Program – Join us Nature in Focus youth photography program hosted by Whitefish Legacy Partners. Open to students… Read more »





May 12Bike Fitting

A bike that fits well is right for your height, flexibility and riding style. A bike that fits poorly can… Read more »





June 27Noxious Weeds Guided Hike

Guided Hike: Noxious weeds are harmful to our natural habitats and ecosystems: they crowd out native plants that provide important forage… Read more »





January 13Big Mountain Trailhead Opening

Whitefish Legacy Partners and Glacier Nordic Club invite the public to celebrate the grand opening of the new Big Mountain… Read more »





February 16Group Snowshoe with Cancer Support Community

Whether you’re a cancer patient, survivor, have a loved one who’s been affected, or just want to show your support,… Read more »





February 16Winter Wildlife Tracks Hike

Join Whitefish Legacy Partners to learn how to identify a variety of wildlife tracks in the snow on an easy… Read more »





May 21Fitness Hike with Erin Sabin Wellness

Join Whitefish Legacy Partners and personal trainer and wellness coach Erin Sabin and get moving on the trail. Learn more… Read more »





May 8Mothers Day Community Hike with Hiking with Tots

Join Whitefish Legacy Partners and Hiking with Tots to celebrate Mothers Day by getting out on the trail for a… Read more »





May 18Community Mountain Bike Ride with Glacier Cyclery

Come hit the trail for a community mountain bike ride at Beaver Lakes! All levels are welcome. Choose between a… Read more »





June 5Community Hike with Cancer Support Community

Whether you’re a cancer patient, survivor, have a loved one who’s been affected, or want to show your support, join… Read more »





June 12Wellness Hike with KRH

Looking to get in better shape or recovering from a medical issue? Explore the trail for your health with Whitefish… Read more »





September 10Fall Community Hike

Enjoy the changing fall colors and views with a 3 mile easy to moderate hike to Haskill Lake! Meet at… Read more »





May 1Spring Wild Mushroom Hike

Spring rain always brings out the mushrooms!  Search for wild mushrooms and learn general classifications and identifying characteristics. Dale Johnson,… Read more »





July 6Kids' Fairy Houses

Use your imagination as you explore the fairy land of Lion Mountain and build homes for its inhabitants. Come prepared… Read more »





June 29Tots on the Trail #2

Whooooooo lives on the trail? Join Whitefish Legacy Partners and Whitefish Community Library for a gentle introduction to critters who make their… Read more »





July 25Tots on the Trail

Whooooooo lives on the trail? Join Whitefish Legacy Partners and Whitefish Community Library for a gentle introduction to critters who… Read more »





July 17Kids' Fort Building

Get a little dirty and use your imagination as you add to the fort village and play-scape at Lion Mountain…. Read more »





July 26Kids' Nature Scavenger Hunt

Explore Lion Mountain with a nature scavenger hunt! This event is free and suitable for children ages 5-10, however attendance… Read more »





October 20Nature in Focus- October

Youth Photography Program – Join us for the first workshop of Nature in Focus program hosted by Whitefish Legacy Partners to introduce… Read more »





September 18Forest Bathing with Christiane Hinterman of ANFT

Join us for an afternoon exploration of forest bathing with Certified Forest Therapy Guide Christiane Hinterman. Forest bathing walks are… Read more »





September 13Photography on Trail with Kristen Binder Photography

Join local photographer Kristen Binder to learn about light, composition, perspective, how and when to use flash, and other tips… Read more »





October 8Art on the Trail with Stumptown Art Studio

Join the Stumptown Art Studio and Whitefish Legacy Partners for a creative opportunity on trail. Get inspired by the fall… Read more »





September 22Mindfulness Hike with Yoga Hive

Join Yoga Hive and Whitefish Legacy Partners for a unique trail experience. Combine your love of nature, yoga, mindful movement,… Read more »





April 16Lion Mountain Scramble: Orienteering

Beautiful spring weather has arrived in the Flathead and it’s time to get out and explore the Lion Mountain the… Read more »





February 27Snow Science and Safety with Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center

Have you ever wondered how something so delicate as snowflakes can cause an avalanche? Join us on the snowy trail… Read more »





March 26Wildlife Tracks in the Snow

Come join us to discover the basics of animal tracking in the snow. Learn the 4 basic patterns of tracks… Read more »





April 20Bear Aware Presentation with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks: Kalispell

Join us for an informative, in-person presentation with Lori Roberts, Research Assistant on the Grizzly Bear Trend Monitoring Team, and… Read more »





July 13Full Moon Hike

Have you ever hiked the Whitefish Trail at night under a full moon? Join Whitefish Legacy Partners and Kaitlyn Scott… Read more »





July 21Kids' Nature Creations

Kids will learn how to gather materials mindfully from the forest and create a bouquet or bundle from nature to… Read more »





June 4Whitefish Trail Mutt Strut

Are you a good dog who loves the Whitefish Trail? Do you always do your best to Wag Kind? Then… Read more »