Early July Trail Report

Summer has officially arrived in the Flathead. These long and sunny days await your adventure, whether exploring Glacier Park, Flathead National Forest, or anywhere along the 36 miles of Whitefish Trail. If you are going to hike, bike, or run our local trail system, we recommend getting an early start to beat the heat. If the only free time you have is after work, then head to the Beaver Lakes area to cool off. Woods Lake, Dollar Lake, Little Beaver Lake, Beaver Lake, and Murray Lake are all great spots along the Whitefish Trail to launch a paddle board, kayak, or even take a swim. If you park at the Dollar Lake trailhead, you can access four scenic lakes during a short three-mile hike. Take a fishing pole to see if you can catch dinner and pack your swimsuit to cool down after a hike. It’s a great spot off the beaten path.

The logging damage along the East Loop at Spencer Mountain has been fixed, although the trail is still closed until we can perform final finish work. Dry soil conditions need to improve before we can open that section of trail to users and horses. The West Loop at Spencer is a great alternative if you want to escape the crowds.

Trail construction in Haskill Basin has started! Crews are working hard on the project, and we are still on schedule to open 5.5 miles of new trail and two trailheads in October. Thanks for reading and feel free to reach out with comments, concerns, or questions!