Guided Hikes



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 for wildlife and pollinators, and can increase soil erosion.  Come learn how to identify and deal with noxious weeds, both on our public lands and your own property with The Center for Native Plants.  This… Read more »





June 28Kids' Fairy Houses

Use your imagination as you explore the fairy land of Lion Mountain and build homes of its inhabitants. This event is free and suitable for all ages.  Come prepared for an easy 1-2 mile hike.   Due to increased popularity we are no longer able to accommodate drop-offs for our free kids’ programs. All kids… Read more »





July 11Kids' Painting from Nature

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. This event is free and suitable for all ages. Due to increased popularity we are no longer able… 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. This event is free and suitable for all ages. Come prepared for an easy 2-3 mile hike. Due to increased popularity we are no longer able to accommodate drop-offs for our free kids’ programs. All… Read more »





July 26Expedition Wild

Join this expedition of make believe as it explore the wilds of Lion Mountain! Come in your best expedition costume ready to use your imagination. This event is free and suitable for all ages.  Come prepared for a 2-3 mile hike. Due to increased popularity we are no longer able to accommodate drop-offs for our… 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 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 trailhead each morning/afternoon. The morning session… 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 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 12Fall Community Hike

Enjoy the changing fall colors and views with a 3 mile easy to moderate hike to Haskill Lake! This event is led by Whitefish Legacy Partners and is free and open to the public.





September 15Bear Aware Guided Hike

Family Friendly Hike – Come out and explore bear signs and safety along the trail. 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. Meet at the Lion Mountain TH at 10am…. Read more »





September 30Wild 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 leading this fall mushroom foraging expedition.  Meet at the Woods Lake Trailhead at 2:00 PM Devvi Morgan photo.





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 youth to outdoor photography. Open to students ages 11-18, the Nature in Focus workshops teach photographic composition and technique through hands-on demonstrations and constructive feedback. Students will learn about composition, focus controls, shutter speed, and… Read more »