Trail Conditions

logo-circleThe most up to date trail conditions are listed below. We depend on users to be our eyes and ears on the trail – please send any information on trail conditions to

*Note:  The trail is vulnerable to damage during wet and muddy conditions. Riding horses and bikes on water logged and soft trails can create ruts that channel water and lead to excessive erosion. All trail users are urged to avoid using the trail when muddy conditions exist.

May 21, 2018Mid-May Trail Report

     Are the larch trees always this green?!      Every spring, I am taken aback by the abundance and vibrancy of life in northwest Montana. Long days, soaking rain, and abundant sunshine give seemingly limitless energy to our local lands. Mushrooms are popping up from the ground, flowers are abundant, and larch needles… Read more »

Apr 13, 2018Mid April Trail Report

The trail is SLOWLY melting out with reports of long stretches of bare ground in between Lion Mountain and the Skyles Connection. An attempt to run at Spencer this week was thwarted by deep snow on north facing slopes, so Skyles offered much better option. We estimate the trail between Lion and Skyles to be… Read more »

Apr 3, 2018Early April Trail Report

With sunnier skies and longer days, our local trail system is slowly revealing itself from a long winter’s sleep. For the first time this year, trail users are reporting bare tread on south-facing, open slopes. Lion Mountain is currently 85% covered with soft snow and 15% open ground while Swift Creek is still 90% covered. … Read more »

Mar 14, 2018Mid-March Trail Report

What’s that big, bright orb in the sky? It’s the SUN! These last few days have been simply amazing in the Flathead Valley, and the start of spring has us thinking about a busy season on our local community trail. Entering the freeze-thaw cycle of spring, the trail is still 100% snow covered due to… Read more »

Mar 13, 2018Winter Grooming in Beaver Lakes

Have you been out on the Whitefish Trail this winter? Whether taking the dog for a walk, cross country skiing, or exploring with snowshoes,  our community trail offers an option for everyone. Lion Mountain stays busy through the winter with packed trails even after the biggest storms, while the single-track in Beaver Lakes offers a… Read more »