Guided Hikes

Shuttles are available for WT Guided Learning Hikes and Community Hikes & Bikes from the Whitefish Shuttle!



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 bear safety from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Grizzly Bear Specialist, Tim Manley. Learn about bear biology and behavior, how to recreate safely in bear country, what to do in an encounter, and practice deploying… Read more »





April 30Whitefish Bear Aware Presentation

The bears are waking up this time of year, so come to Grouse Mountain Lodge to learn bear safety from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Grizzly Bear Specialist, Tim Manley. Learn about bear biology and behavior, how to recreate safely in bear country, what to do in an encounter, and practice deploying inert bear spray…. Read more »





May 4Spring Wild 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 leading this spring mushroom foraging expedition. Bring a basket to collect mushrooms. Guidebooks will be provided for hands… Read more »





May 12Mothers Day Community Hike with Outsiety

Join Whitefish Legacy Partners and Outsiety to celebrate Mothers Day by getting out on the trail for a hike with the whole family!  The group hike will go to the Valley Overlook, totaling 3 miles, though participants are welcome to go at their own pace or choose their own distance. Feel free to pack a… Read more »





May 14Fitness Hike with The Wave

Join Whitefish Legacy Partners and The Wave and get moving on the trail with a group hike led by fitness trainers.  Learn more about how to get the most out of our trails for your fitness, at any level! Meet at the Reservoir Trailhead at 6pm. This event is free and suitable for all ages… Read more »





May 21Community Mountain Bike Ride

Come hit the trail for a community mountain bike ride at Beaver Lakes! All levels are welcome. Choose between a beginner 3-5 mile ride and an intermediate 9-11 mile ride. Don’t have a bike? No problem! Glacier Cyclery & Nordic will be offering free rentals at the trailhead for the event. Call ahead to reserve… Read more »





May 23Bear Aware Guided Hike

Family Friendly Hike – The bears are waking up this time of year, so come out to Lion Mountain to learn about bear behavior, habitat, safety, and how to discharge inert bear spray canisters. Come prepared for a 1-2 mile hike. This event is free and suitable for all ages and abilities. For more information about this hike… Read more »





June 4Community Hike with Kalispell Vet Center

Celebrate our veterans, past and present, with an easy 2-3 mile hike suitable for all ages and abilities.  Whether you’re a veteran, have a loved one who is, want to show your support, or just want to get out on the trail, join us! This event is led by Whitefish Legacy Partners and the Kalispell… Read more »





June 5Wildflower Walk with MT Native Plant Society

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, and noxious weeds, using hand lenses and field guides provided during this 2-3 mile hike. This event is free and suitable for all ages and abilities. Meet… 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 Legacy Partners and KRH’s medical and fitness experts.  This group hike is suitable for all level and abilities.  The goal for the hike is to reach the Skyles Lake Overlook (3 mile round trip) but… Read more »





June 19Kids' Forest Critters

Discover the critters of the Whitefish Trail on a 1-2 mile nature walk. Meet at the Lion Mountain Trailhead at 10am. This event is free and suitable for all ages and abilities, though strollers are not recommended. For more information about this hike and other scheduled outings, visit www.whitefishlegacy.org, call 406-862-3880 or email margosia@whitefishlegacy.org. Due… Read more »





June 25Kids' Clay Day

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 to take home. This event is free and suitable for all ages. Meet at Lion Mountain Trailhead at 10am to hike to the WT Learning Pavilion together as a group… Read more »





July 10Tots on the Trail

Whooooooo lives on the trail? Join Whitefish Legacy Partners and Whitefish Community Library for a gentle introduction to critters who make their home around the Whitefish Trail with stories, songs and activities. This event is free and geared towards kids ages 2 to 4. Come prepared for a short 1 mile hike. For more information… 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. For more information about this hike and other scheduled… Read more »





July 16Kids' 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. For more information about this hike and other scheduled outings, visit www.whitefishlegacy.org, call 406-862-3880 or email margosia@whitefishlegacy.org. Due to increased… Read more »





July 24Kids' Nature Mobiles

Children will explore the Whitefish Trail to collect materials from nature to create their own mobile to take home. This event is free and suitable for all ages. Meet at Lion Mountain Trailhead to hike to the WT Learning Pavilion together as a group (1 mile round trip). For more information about this hike and… Read more »





July 30Kids' Nature Scavenger Hunt

Explore Lion Mountain with a nature scavenger hunt! This event is free and suitable for all ages.  Come prepared for a 2-3 mile hike. For more information about this hike and other scheduled outings, visit www.whitefishlegacy.org, call 406-862-3880 or email margosia@whitefishlegacy.org. Due to increased popularity we are no longer able to accommodate drop-offs for our… 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 the Big Mountain Trailhead on Big Mountain Road. This event is led by Whitefish Legacy Partners and is free and suitable for all abilities. For more information about this hike and other scheduled outings, visit… Read more »





September 18Fall Bear Aware Guided Hike

Family Friendly Hike – Come out and explore bear signs and safety along the trail. Increase your animal awareness and confidence in traveling 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 Trailhead at 10am. This… Read more »





October 13Fall Wild 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 and bring a basket or bag for collecting mushrooms. This… Read more »