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Late March Trail Report

Welcome Spring! The snow is melting fast and conditions are extremely variable across the trail system. Expect freezing conditions in the morning and mud and slush by the afternoon! The bears are out across the trail system, so please remember your bear spray and keep your dogs under voice control. Daylight Savings Time has added plenty of daylight to the late afternoon-evenings for after-work excursions. Though spring on the Whitefish Trail is exciting, here are some important reminders as the trail tread adjusts to increased use during the melt-freeze cycles:

Avoid muddy conditions.

The trail is not yet ready for biking or horses although it's great for foot traffic. Mornings are often ideal because the tread can be still frozen. If you come across a muddy section of trail, please stay in the tread. Don't walk to the sides of the trail to avoid mud. This widens the tread and damages surrounding vegetation.

Be Bear Aware. Spring is a great time to brush up on being Bear Aware. Take bear spray (and know how to use it), recreate in groups, avoid using earbuds, and keep dogs under control to discourage wildlife conflicts. Brush up on your bear aware knowledge at one of our upcoming free WT Education events!

We are so fortunate to have this world-class trail system in our community. Please remain aware and respectful of shifting trail conditions. Enjoy!

Send us your spring trail reports and photos to!

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