Early July Trail Report
The rain has continued this summer keeping trail conditions ideal for all types of non-motorized recreation on the Whitefish Trail. Huckleberries are now ripening in lower elevations in Beaver Lakes and wildflowers continue to put on a show along the trail. Now is the time to enjoy our local open lands before summer could bring heat, dusty trails, and wildfire smoke. Explore a new trail today!
Have you seen the new bench on the South Beaver Loop? It’s placed at the top of the loop so that hikers, bikers, and trail runners can stop to take in the views. This new bench was made possible by the Ellison Family and we greatly appreciate their support.
The Whitefish Trail has been such an important resource for our community this year offering close-to-town outdoor recreation opportunities during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have seen a sharp increase in trail use since March that has created an increased need for trailhead cleaning, maintenance, and outreach. Trail data from infrared trail counters at Lion Mountain reveals a 27% increase in trail usage this spring (April-June) compared to the last three years. Increased trail use requires increased maintenance and outreach, and we need your help now more than ever to keep the Whitefish Trail a world-class community resource. Consider a donation this summer and give back to the trail and open spaces you love.
Photo Credit Left to Right @nh.pfeiffer, @joosbrian, @thewhitefishtrail