Mid-May Trail Report

Spring has sprung! Larch needles have stretched out in bright green, morel mushrooms are pushing up through the dirt, and wildflowers are throwing splashes of color throughout our local forest lands. We are so lucky to have the Whitefish Trail in our backyard where we can intimately experience all the wonders of spring.
This weekend’s warm and sunny forecast is all the encouragement you need to plan an adventure. The entire Whitefish Trail is in perfect shape for all types of non-motorized recreation. The upper Haskill Trail is finally melted of snow, and only a few trees remain out near Woods Lake.
We recommend trying a new WT trailhead for the first time. Have you ever been to Dollar Lake or South Spencer? These areas offer solitude and their own unique recreation experiences. South Spencer has access to vibrant patches of Arrowleaf balsamroot and expansive views on the West Loop Trail while Dollar Lake is a mecca for bird watching. It’s easy to get caught up in a routine of going to Reservoir or Lion Mountain, but an adventure to a lesser visited section of the trail can be invigorating. Whatever adventure you choose, the Whitefish Trail awaits.