Mid-October Trail Report

As I walked through the old-growth of Swift Creek, bright yellow birch and cottonwood trees complimented hues of red from Rocky Mountain maples. The larch trees seem a bit slow to turn this year, but rest assured that in a week or two, flaming orange groves will stand out against a sea of evergreen. Fall is the best time to enjoy our community trail. Summer visitors have returned home, and locals get to capitalize on those rare breaks in the grey clouds. Get out there and explore!

Attention Trail Users: The Twin Bridges Trailhead is getting a makeover. In the next two weeks, crews will begin grading and trail building. There will be a widened access and parking area, improved kiosk, vault toilet, and a new climbing trail. The trailhead will be closed during working hours, so please respect crews as they finish this long-awaited project! 

Last weekend, we partnered with Flathead Area Mountain Bikers (FAMB) to put finishing touches on the lower switchbacks on the new

WT in Haskill. 18 volunteers showed up and moved a lot of dirt, perfecting the trail! In another few weeks, the trail will be 100% complete and by mid-November the kiosks and interpretive signs will be built as well. We look forward to opening the Big Mtn. Trailhead this winter.

This week’s wind storm has brought down several trees on the Whitefish Trail. Please send us your trail reports, and let us know of any downed trees.  We will get them cleared as soon as we can.

Thanks to all of our trail volunteers for maintaining 100% of the Whitefish Trail!