On behalf of everyone at Whitefish Legacy Partners, we would like to thank the entire community for the outpouring of support! Congratulations…we did it! We will break ground this spring and work hard all summer to open up two new trailheads and 5.5 miles of trail connecting Whitefish to Whitefish Mountain Resort. The projected grand opening will be October of 2017.
What are the details of the project?
The eastern gateway to the Whitefish Trail
5.5 miles of natural-surface, multi-use trail connecting downtown Whitefish to Whitefish Mountain Resort
1 ‘park-style’ trailhead on reservoir Road with picnic tables, quiet seating areas, and education kiosks.
1 trailhead on Big Mountain Road providing both summer recreation and groomed access to existing ski trails in Haskill Basin.
Numerous family-friendly destinations including scenic overlooks, a wetland boardwalk, and incredible views from a pristine wetland.
75% of the Whitefish Trail 55-mile loop complete!
What are the costs of the project?
The Whitefish Trail in Haskill Basin:
Trail construction – $150,000
Trailhead construction – $100,000
Planning, surveys, contingencies – $125,000
Long-term operations & maintenance – $75,000 Projected WT Costs in Haskill Basin = $450,000
How much money is needed?
Haskill Match Challenge
Grant Funds Secured = $251,300
MT Recreational Trails Program grant – MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks – $90,000
Land & Water Conservation Fund – MT State Parks – $150,000
Resource Advisory Council – Flathead National Forest – $11,300
Required Matching Funds = $200,000